how do i install two internal hard disks?

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September 5, 2011 at 21:16:02
Specs: window XP, 1.8GHZ/1GB
i don't understand about jumper of slave and master.

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#1
September 5, 2011 at 21:23:47
thank you for helping

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#2
September 5, 2011 at 22:26:07
Master/slave jumpering is how the computer is able to tell the difference between 2 drives on the same cable. The master jumpered one is usually going to be the booting drive. The slave jumpered one is a second drive maybe for data storage or backup or maybe is an optical drive.

Drives can also be jumpered as 'cable select'. In that case it's the drives position on the cable that determines if it's master or slave. For cable select jumpering you want both drives jumpered that way.


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#3
September 5, 2011 at 23:08:49
Note that the above only applies to PATA drives (withe the large, flat data cable). SATA drives need no jumpering.

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#4
September 5, 2011 at 23:25:01
Master and Slave or Cable Select is a feature of IDE/ATAPI drives. Newer systems use the newer SATA interface. In SATA there are no jumpers on the drive. Drive designated by the connector on the motherboard and BIOS setting.

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#5
September 5, 2011 at 23:45:32
Yeah, I should have specified that applied to an IDE interface. But given the OP's hardware specs and master/slave question I figured he didn't have a sata setup.

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#6
September 6, 2011 at 04:16:41
For your jumper setting chart if it is not printed on the hard drive you just need to Google the model number of the drive with 'jumper settings' right after it (no quotes and not other words). Try each of the first 6 or so results. as an alternative you can go to the hard drive manufacturer's website and go to Support and search there for your manual/chart.

I recommend the Master setting for the primary drive on the cable and slave for the other. Using the 'cable select' option available on later IDE drives with the later cables is mainly so the factory assemblers do not have to stop and consider the jumpers while assembling the machine, they just need to remember which connector goes to which drive (all are preset for them).

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