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Second hard drive

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Last response: in Storage
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

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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.
a c 427 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.