hello all, i have a quick question that i am sure you can all answers easily. Anyway , my question is there anything i have to do in bios when installing a second hard drive, such as setting anything. I know that with pata hard drives, you have to set it to slave, but do you have to do the same thing with sata or no Sata is the drive format i would use and if this makes any differance, i am using windows 7 . thnaks for your repley anf much apperciated.
sata just sees a drive in the bios, no settings needed. though there is a chance that the bios will decide to boot from the new drive but that depends on which order they are plugged into the mobo. easily fixed by changing boot priority in bios.
and unless you go back 12 years or more you can just set all pata as cable select and avoid that step of thought.