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#1 ashiish


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:50 AM

we all know that we make primary slave when we install a new hard disk or any other device like
cd-rom or dvd-ram............but y do we make this kind of settings

just give views...............!! or tell any specific website for these kind of issues..........that will be more appreciated..


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 11:14 AM

Master and Slave settings apply to IDE drives only, and the data cable for these has two connections to accommodate two drives on one cable. The Master and Slave configuration is only a means of differentiating between the two drives.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:02 PM

There are normally two channeds on a motherboard...a primary and a secondary.

Each channel supports two connections: Either a Master/Slave or 2 Cable Select, user option.

Thus each channel has a Master and a Slave, with the BIOS reflecting a total of 4 connections...1 Primary Master, 1 Primary Slave, 1 Secondary Master, 1 Secondary Slave.




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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:03 PM


Just to add to what Louis has said, you will need to set the jumpers on the drive to configure it as Master or Slave. They will be located on the back end of the drive close to the IDE connector. The drive documentation should tell you which jumpers go where to configure Master or Slave

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