How to set HD as slave (non noob) Tags: Hard Drives Computer HD Jumper Storage Last response: December 28, 2009 5:14 PM in Storage Share ckeen December 27, 2009 10:05:49 PM Hello I have just built my computer and now I am trying to bring my files from my old computer to my new computer. I've built many computers and I am fairly experienced. My problem is that my IDE HD gets boot presedence over my SATA drive for some reason. Both are recognized as slaves: The IDE drive gets set as slave by removing the jumper. The SATA drive appears to have NO jumper setting that indicates it as a Slave OR a Master the only settings are: Jumper 1&2: (spread spectrum clocking) Jumper 3&4: Power up stand-by Jumper 5&6: 1.5 PHY So my computer boots off my old IDE HD and I have NO idea how to make it so it doesn't... More about : set slave noob cjl a b G Storage December 27, 2009 10:11:19 PM SATA does not have slave or master settings. There's no jumper setting for it because each SATA port is independent, and all of them are equal as far as booting is concerned. You should be able to set boot order in the BIOS. xrodney December 28, 2009 11:09:54 AM This is more likely Bios issue, you should try change boot priority in your mainboard Bios. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ckeen December 28, 2009 5:14:10 PM Yes I thougt of this; however, the boot priority does not specify particular drives (example: CD-ROM, HARD DISK, USB.. etc.) So there is the HARD DISK but it does not allow you to specify the HD you want to boot from. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow to wire slave h/d ? Forumwinxp add old Max HD prim second slave how to set ForumI cant set up a slave drive ForumPrimary and slave HD problems. Need Help Please! ForumProblem recognising 2nd HD set as slave Forum2 SSDs + Secondary ( non -SSD) HD ? ForumA complete noob considering non -gaming desktop ForumFirst Time noob $2,000-$2500 build ForumKind a of a noob , kind of nooby questions. ForumNoob questions - added second HD ForumMaster/ Slave Setup Forumslave / master set up for vista in sata ForumTried to connect new blank HDD as Slave , now it won't Boot! Forumhow make laptop hd slave in regular box? ForumHow to master/ slave a HD ? Forum~$1000 gaming system for NOOB ForumMaster/ Slave positions on IDE cable ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? Forum[Solved] How to solve wrong disk space on c drive Forum[Solved] How many HD RAID disks equals SSD performances More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !