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syco26

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I used to have 3 HD's the master which was a 80gig IDE, 1st slave which was a 40gig IDE and 2nd slave which was a 300gig sata. All was sweet and ran just fine. Then I upgraded and purchased a second Sata which is 500gig. I transfered all from my 300 to my 500gig then reformated my 300gig and copied my 80gig to it. Now I have set up my 300gig sata as my main with the 500gig as my first slave and I wanted use one of the ide's as my second slave but the pc won't read either of them ( the 40 or 80 ) Why is this happening? My PC won't read the IDE HD's any where not even in the bios.
Would it read it if I was to make one of them an external drive? and if so what will I need to do that?
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Checked the obvious like the secure cable, the IDE controller's on in the BIOS, both drives have power and one's master and one's slave?
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Yes I have checked and double checked all the above.
So you can run Sata as the main and first slave and have the second slave as an IDE?
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There is no concept of Master and Slave when using SATA drives. Every drive is a Master.
If the board has the capabilities, you can fill up every SATA port and every IDE port with a drive and have all six going. Not a problem.
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