Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:37 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:12 PM
Basically all Master and Slave do is define which drive takes prority on the IDE cable. In most cases the drive at the end of the cable furthest from the motherboard is the "senior" one but by changing the jumpers you can tell the hard drive to tell the computer that it has priority.
Cable Select just basically sets Master and Slave depending on which connector the drives are plugged into. One on the end becomes Master, the one in the middle becomes Slaves.
Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:25 PM
If you have two ide channels (typical) and nothing on the second channel, then you would want to leave the disk as master and attach it to another cable.
One device has to be the master, the second device has to be a slave. It is so that it can "properly" share the data channel.
Posted 02 January 2006 - 07:30 PM
Posted 03 January 2006 - 03:52 PM
Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. In there go
to Disk Management.
Then you can partition, create a filesystem (what people incorrectly call formating) or just about anything else with the disk.
Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:20 PM
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