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XP Prof Master & Slave HD Quetion

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How many Slave Drives can XP Pro. have? I intend to have 2, and does it require me to change my Power source to "drive" 1 Master and 2 "slaves" Drives?
Thanxs in Advance.
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Hello niteghost...

If you are talking about physical drives, your limitation will be in the cableing. On most mainboards there are two IDE connectors...one primary and one secondary so you will be limited to two ribbons. Each ribbon will have one master connector and one slave connector.

You'll need one HDD at the end connector on the primary cable (Primary Master) and a CD-ROM on the center connector (Primary Slave). That leaves you connectors on the secondary ribbon for two more drives...a Secondary Master and a Secondary Slave. These can both be HDD's. Another configuration is to put the CD-ROM at the Secondary Master position. You'd have Primary Master (HDD)...Primary Slave (HDD)...Secondary Master (CD-ROM)...Secondary Slave (HDD).

Keep in mind that you can also partition the HDD's into multiple drives...

Hope this is what you were after. :tazz:


Edited by wannabe1, 13 January 2006 - 01:43 AM.

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