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My pc only has one hard drive lead can i add a slave/master one

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August 7, 2010 8:01:10 PM

i have a old pc and have aquired another hard drive i plan to fit as slave but my motherboard only has one connector for a hard drive. i have a spare lead with master and slave but once attached and setup correctly ie slave master with jumpers correct it doesnt work is my pc to old or have i missed something
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a b G Storage
August 7, 2010 8:41:54 PM

Is the acquired hard disk drive an Ultra DMA (UDMA) mode hard disk drive?

What is the IDE controller version on the motherboard?

Are you using a 40-conductor cable or an 80-conductor cable?

What is the storage capacity of the acquired hard disk drive?

What is the make and model of the motherboard and hard disk drives?
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August 8, 2010 3:53:05 AM

Why didn't you told us about your pc?

it depends alot. some old pc's don't work with 40 gig hard drives, but a dell Pentium 2 gx even accepts 320 gigs. so you should give more detailed info.
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