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2 SATA Hard Drives, Which one Boots?


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littlep2000

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Completely theoretical question after looking at a question on the forums. If you had a computer running an SATA drive with Windows installed and decided to install a second SATA drive, say from another computer, that also has Windows installed, which one boots?

I would assume you could simply choose in BIOS as with booting from the CD etc. I just didn't want to give a wrong answer as I'm well aware of this dilemma with 2 IDE drives but haven't had a computer with 2 SATAs in it yet (because we all know I would just test this if I could).
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moussaka

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i also want to know this... and it is worded better than my question lol
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Many computers you just set it to boot from hard drive and the system will try each hard drive first. Where more than one exists it will be possible to specify in the BIOS which drive to use first. Same principle applies to all HDD drives regardless of IDE or SATA.
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So just to clarify, you would be able to choose as you do between a CD drive, floppy drive etc.?

Edited by littlep2000, 14 January 2009 - 08:48 PM.

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In BIOS, in most cases, you are able to select the hard drive sequence. You can also set the jumper on each to have a master and a slave.

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