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IDE -5400 RPM master and 7200rpm slave

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February 25, 2013 3:36:21 PM

Hello,
I am doing the first upgrade to an old pc.
need to add 2nd Hard disk as slave to a 40 GB IDE -5400 RPM master. what wud be the best option considering i need minimum 160gb more space. can i add a 7200 rpm hd as slave/interchange it to master. The motherboard is k2gl6e.
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February 25, 2013 3:39:55 PM

Yes, you can add a 7200rpm IDE drive as the slave drive. Just make sure your jumpers are set properly on both HDDs. Use with Master (on the original drive) and Slave (on the second drive) or Cable Select on both of them.

Good luck!
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February 25, 2013 3:40:59 PM

Hello... Yes... But the best option would to have the 7200 as your boot drive/master.
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February 25, 2013 4:03:56 PM

COLGeek said:
Yes, you can add a 7200rpm IDE drive as the slave drive. Just make sure your jumpers are set properly on both HDDs. Use with Master (on the original drive) and Slave (on the second drive) or Cable Select on both of them.

Good luck!

need bit more info...the master has ATA/100 interface with 2mb cache.what wud be my preference for the additional hd apart from 7200rpm ide. Can i have a larger cache memory for this or is it of no use. Is a ATA/100 interface must?

Thanks....
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February 25, 2013 4:12:04 PM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... Yes... But the best option would to have the 7200 as your boot drive/master.

+1, this is true. You could clone the old drive to the new one and then swap the master/slave jumpers afterward. I would make your overall system faster in the end.
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February 25, 2013 4:14:47 PM

soulman4ever said:
need bit more info...the master has ATA/100 interface with 2mb cache.what wud be my preference for the additional hd apart from 7200rpm ide. Can i have a larger cache memory for this or is it of no use. Is a ATA/100 interface must?

Thanks....

You can't add any additional cache to the HDD itself.
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