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Slave drive

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July 16, 2012 5:20:29 PM

How to configure second hard drive to operate as slave?

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a c 85 G Storage
July 16, 2012 5:37:24 PM

Do you mean a mirror? or are you just wanting to add a second drive for more space? A mirror would be a RAID 1 setup and you would need 2 drives with the same capacity and a raid controller. Your motherboard may already support this.
a c 379 G Storage
July 16, 2012 5:53:09 PM

As long as the drive controller is already enabled in the bios, all you need to do is attach the drive to the motherbard with SATA and power cables. If it's a new drive that hasn't been used before, you will need to go into disk management and initialze (partition & format) the drive before it becomes viewable in windows.