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. m 0 l Hawkeye22 a c 383 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedReplace optcal drive with a second Hard Drive? Forum SolvedFormatting a second hard drive. Forum SolvedMy second hard drive is not detected Forum SolvedI want to install a second hard drive in my laptop, need some advice. Forum Solvedsecond hard drive help Forum Solved1-3 second freezes when playing games that are on an external hard drive Forum SolvedSecond Hard Drive Not Recognised Forum Solveddo one need to create a primary partition on second hard drive Forum SolvedSecond hard drive making loud clicking noise and PC failing to boot Forum SolvedWheres my second hard drive? Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedAdded Second Hard Drive Forum SolvedCan't find second hard drive? Forum SolvedLinux on a second hard drive Forum SolvedSecond Hard Drive not recognized Windows 7 Forum SolvedFormatting old, second hard drive Forum Solvedsecond hard drive failing Forum SolvedRe-installing windows but have a second hard drive with all the programs Forum Solvedhow to install a second hard drive thats running WinXP Pro 64bit. I want to use it as a backup drive Forum SolvedIssues adding second hard drive, help please! Forum Solvedmultiple hard drive question? using the second drive for storage and programs Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !