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Posted 22 August 2008 - 10:06 PM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:07 AM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:14 AM
The MBR is on C: and the boot order should keep the second drive from booting. The BIOS can let you change the boot order should you ever want to boot to XP, but I'm not sure if either OS will recognize the other without repairing the OS or otherwise modifying the MBR. Newer SATA drives don't have jumpers for master/slave. Some SATA drives have speed jumpers, check your manufacturer for jumper specs if there are any.
Each drive on the serial ATA interface connects in a point-to-point configuration with the serial ATA host adapter. There is no master/slave relationship because each drive is considered a master in a point-to-point relationships. If two drives are attached on one serial ATA host adapter, the host operating system views the two devices as if they were both “masters” on two separate ports. This means both drives behave as if they are Device 0 (master) devices.
Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:49 AM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 03:59 PM
The easiest thing to do is to format the drive. If you want to save stuff off of it, hook it up, transfer the stuff to be saved to the new drive, format the old drive, then transfer the saved stuff back to it.
Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:24 PM
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