1st build - IDE Master / Slave question Tags: Homebuilt SATA Systems Last response: February 21, 2007 3:54 PM in Systems Share Shug February 21, 2007 3:33:06 PM Hi, I am building my first PC and want to reuse an Maxtor Diamond10 IDE HDD and a IDE DVD Rom from my old PC. My question is with two devices the manual appears to imply that one should be set as master and the other as slave. Which one should be master? I also will have two new Samsung SATA drives that will contain OS and main data. I will also have a new DVD-RW which is SATA also so I don't need to boot from the old kit. Spec is: Antec p150 Asus P5B deluxe wifi C2D E6400 2GB Ram 2 x Samsung SATA (401lj & 501lj) Gigabyte 7600gt NEC 7170S SATA DVD RW Maxtor 205GB IDE LG DVD ROM IDE More about : 1st build ide master slave question angelkiller February 21, 2007 3:54:07 PM Make the Hard drive the master and the DVD drive the Slave Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumClone Master / Slave IDEs to one SATA HDD ForumRAID and IDE slave questions ForumIDE & Sata Slave Master ForumSome Qs about IDE master/slave config. ForumSecond hard drive: primary slave or secondary master ? ForumCan't boot with IDE primary master and primary slave hard drives attac Forumuse Sata drive as slave with IDE as master Forumhard drive ide master/slave question ForumBootable CD has 2 be on IDE #1 as slave/master ? ForumPrimary IDE Slave not detedted in BIOS SETUP UTILITY ForumAHCI/ IDE and Master/Slave ForumInstalling a 3rd SATA internal HDD when master & slave are IDE ForumMaster/Slave vs Cable Select ForumDoes the Master affect the Slave ForumMaster / Slave Help ForumSATA Master IDE Slave ? ForumHelp with Slave/Master Settings ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumVery Highend Computer build, Need Suggestions please. ForumDS3, SATA II, bios question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !