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How do I make a Slave to a Primary Drive?

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Anonymous
May 4, 2004 6:19:09 PM

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Dear fellow experts,
Recently, I upgraded my PC
by adding an additional 40GB hardrive which became my
slave drive. My old drive was only 7GB. However, I have
made up a decision to make my slave a primary drive but I
do not know how to. It also comes to my attention that
the people that inserted the slave dirve also had to add
some kind of sofware so that my 5 year old PC could
recognize it. If I do make it my primary drive, would it
affect the way the computer would recognize the drive?
The reason to why I am making this switch is because the
new 40GB slave drive is plentiful of space and it has
fast data transfer speeds. Please could the experts out
there direct it easily for me because I'm a highschool
computer newbie and I really don't want to get into a
predicament where my PC would not work properly.

Thank You

pls e-mail a reply

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Anonymous
May 4, 2004 7:09:33 PM

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If your system is five years old best not to mess with it. You
could move alot of your files from the 7G
to the 40G. Try a free utility. XXCopy. www.xxcopy.com
"Zeghum Noor" <zeghum786@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:840401c4321d$705203c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Dear fellow experts,
> Recently, I upgraded my PC
> by adding an additional 40GB hardrive which became my
> slave drive. My old drive was only 7GB. However, I have
> made up a decision to make my slave a primary drive but I
> do not know how to. It also comes to my attention that
> the people that inserted the slave dirve also had to add
> some kind of sofware so that my 5 year old PC could
> recognize it. If I do make it my primary drive, would it
> affect the way the computer would recognize the drive?
> The reason to why I am making this switch is because the
> new 40GB slave drive is plentiful of space and it has
> fast data transfer speeds. Please could the experts out
> there direct it easily for me because I'm a highschool
> computer newbie and I really don't want to get into a
> predicament where my PC would not work properly.
>
> Thank You
>
> pls e-mail a reply
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 9:40:57 PM

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I hate to burst your bubble, but your Mother Board is 5-years old -- Very
likely, your built-in IDE supports a maximum of 33 MB/s. Whatever speed your
on-board IDE controller is capable of is all you are ever going to realize.
Unless you buy an ad-in IDE controller card, you will never see the faster
data transfer speed that your new hard drive is capable of. If you had an
an-in controller, you would not need Drive Overlay software.

steve

"Zeghum Noor" <zeghum786@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:840401c4321d$705203c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Dear fellow experts,
> Recently, I upgraded my PC
> by adding an additional 40GB hardrive which became my
> slave drive. My old drive was only 7GB. However, I have
> made up a decision to make my slave a primary drive but I
> do not know how to. It also comes to my attention that
> the people that inserted the slave dirve also had to add
> some kind of sofware so that my 5 year old PC could
> recognize it. If I do make it my primary drive, would it
> affect the way the computer would recognize the drive?
> The reason to why I am making this switch is because the
> new 40GB slave drive is plentiful of space and it has
> fast data transfer speeds. Please could the experts out
> there direct it easily for me because I'm a highschool
> computer newbie and I really don't want to get into a
> predicament where my PC would not work properly.
>
> Thank You
>
> pls e-mail a reply
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 11:18:57 PM

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Leave your old system as it is. You mess with it and you may have problems.

--
Regards:

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

"Zeghum Noor" <zeghum786@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:840401c4321d$705203c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Dear fellow experts,
> Recently, I upgraded my PC
> by adding an additional 40GB hardrive which became my
> slave drive. My old drive was only 7GB. However, I have
> made up a decision to make my slave a primary drive but I
> do not know how to. It also comes to my attention that
> the people that inserted the slave dirve also had to add
> some kind of sofware so that my 5 year old PC could
> recognize it. If I do make it my primary drive, would it
> affect the way the computer would recognize the drive?
> The reason to why I am making this switch is because the
> new 40GB slave drive is plentiful of space and it has
> fast data transfer speeds. Please could the experts out
> there direct it easily for me because I'm a highschool
> computer newbie and I really don't want to get into a
> predicament where my PC would not work properly.
>
> Thank You
>
> pls e-mail a reply
Anonymous
May 5, 2004 4:42:10 PM

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Ignoring the speed aspects raised by the other respondents,
here are a few points to consider.

a) Does your system recognise the 40GB disk, to its full
capacity? If yes then it will also do so when you turn it
into the master disk.
b) You seem a little unclear about the terms disk, drive,
master, slave, primary, logical.
A disk is the physical thing.
A drive is a logical partition on the disk.
Each disk controller can control two disks. The
first disk is called the Master Disk, the second is called
the Slave Disk.
A primary drive/partition is a type of partition. You can have
up to four primary partitions.
A logical drive is a different type of partition. AFAIR,
you can have as many logical drives as there are
letters in the alphabet.
c) To turn a slave disk into a master disk, you must
move a jumper on the disk itself. Check the table
printed on the disk label.
d) To boot with your 40 GByte disk, you must clone
the old disk to the new disk, using a cloning program
such as Acronis TrueImage or Ghost.

Post again if you have more questions.

"Zeghum Noor" <zeghum786@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:840401c4321d$705203c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Dear fellow experts,
> Recently, I upgraded my PC
> by adding an additional 40GB hardrive which became my
> slave drive. My old drive was only 7GB. However, I have
> made up a decision to make my slave a primary drive but I
> do not know how to. It also comes to my attention that
> the people that inserted the slave dirve also had to add
> some kind of sofware so that my 5 year old PC could
> recognize it. If I do make it my primary drive, would it
> affect the way the computer would recognize the drive?
> The reason to why I am making this switch is because the
> new 40GB slave drive is plentiful of space and it has
> fast data transfer speeds. Please could the experts out
> there direct it easily for me because I'm a highschool
> computer newbie and I really don't want to get into a
> predicament where my PC would not work properly.
>
> Thank You
>
> pls e-mail a reply
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