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Installing second Serial ATA Hard drive


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Samjula

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Hi, ive recently got a second sata hard drive and hooked it up correctly. It shows up in the bios as a master drive as does my 1st. But i have been able to do anything with it yet. At first i thought i needed to make the second hard drive a slave drive by fiddling with the jumpers, but my manual says that that isnt the case with serial ata. Both drives will always appear as masters as that is the way they operate. So, my question is what do i do now to be able to use my hard drive as a secondary storage location

Thanks,Sam
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Hi, ive recently got a second sata hard drive and hooked it up correctly. It shows up in the bios as a master drive as does my 1st. But i have been able to do anything with it yet. At first i thought i needed to make the second hard drive a slave drive by fiddling with the jumpers, but my manual says that that isnt the case with serial ata. Both drives will always appear as masters as that is the way they operate. So, my question is what do i do now to be able to use my hard drive as a secondary storage location

Thanks,Sam



well have you partitioned and formated it? if not what version of windows are you running?
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