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SATA and multiple EIDE - jumpers?

Last response: in Storage
August 5, 2010 5:13:27 AM

Motherboard died, replaced Mobo and cpu. Computer had two EIDE HDDs, one as master and one as slave on same cable. I plan to add a 500MB SATA drive, make it the main drive, and install Windows on it.

Question: I had researched and know SATA and EIDE work fine together, and if I install SATA and windows, config CPU, then add the two EIDE drives after, the BIOS will assign them drive letters.

But, since they are both still on one cable (only 1 EIDE slot on mobo) do I still configure them with one as master and the other with a jumper as slave, or do I put jumper on both and make them both slaves? I am guessing the first, as master/slave is probably just for that cable.

Help? Thanks in advance.


August 5, 2010 5:39:48 AM

figured it out, no need to reply, I should just use the cable select option for the eide drives... doh! Thanks again all.
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August 5, 2010 6:22:49 AM

You leave as master/slave. (CS also works of course.) Reason being you didn't have to change them when you added your video card right? What happens on one bus doesn't change a different bus. Yes all three are drives, but SATA won't change whats going on in the IDE bus.