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SATA Drives - MasterSlave?

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Last response: in Storage
January 21, 2008 5:12:35 AM


I'm going to build my first SATA only computer. I'm going to have 2 SATA hard drives and 1 SATA DVDrw. I remember when I used to build a computer I had to figure out the Slave/Master and tinker with the jumper setting of the drives. Does this still apply in the world of SATA? or is it basically just plug and play?

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January 21, 2008 5:36:52 AM

Unless I've been doing it wrong, it's plug and play. I remember those days also. With my last 2 builds I havent had to worry about that.
January 21, 2008 5:58:36 AM

Things are just getting too easy now. So, basically if I just have to set my OS drive to boot first and I'm set?

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January 21, 2008 6:12:13 AM

correct. master/slave was needed on pata because you had 2 devices on the same cable (and bus) and there need to be a way of establishing priority.
January 21, 2008 8:02:37 AM

dont instal the raid drivers unless you want raid. you'll only be back wondering why your system wont post.