Second hard drive Tags: Hard Drives Computer Storage Last response: January 12, 2012 11:11 AM in Storage Share cdewalt January 12, 2012 9:29:00 AM I am trying to add a second hard drive to my mom's computer. Should I leave the first one as the master, and the second to the slave More about : hard drive tlmck a b G Storage January 12, 2012 10:36:44 AM Yes. If they are older IDE type drives, there will be small jumpers on the back of them to set, There will also be some letters near the jumpers, or a diagram on the disks label. If they are SATA drives, just plug the new one in. SATA has no jumpers to set. Hawkeye22 a c 290 G Storage January 12, 2012 11:11:36 AM Also, if it's a new drive and has never been used, you will need to go into disk management and initialize the drive for it to show up in windows. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdd Second Hard Drive ForumWindows 8 wont reconize second hard drive ForumSecond hard drive seen in bios but not windows 8 ForumSecond hard drive ForumWindows 7 Will Not Boot with Second Hard drive Installed ForumDownloading to second hard drive ForumAdding a second internal hard drive ForumCannot use second hard drive after using DBAN ForumHow do you add a second hard drive on a thinkpad t60 ForumIn search of a second Hard Drive ForumSecond hard drive not seen in Windows 7, but see it just fine in linux ForumHello, can i use this old hard drive as a second harddrive for my new Forum[ Hard Drive ] Help: Second HD Disappeared after Reboot ForumInstalling linux on second hard drive ForumI cannot access files on my second hard drive in windows vista ForumI added a second hard drive now i have no signal to the monitor. ForumAdding a second hard drive for back up ForumInstall applications on second hard drive ForumProblem with second hard drive going "inactive" ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !