I bought a new ide 80gig hard drive this one will be Master with XP Pro.
what I was wondering is if I put the jumper to slave on my other 40gig drive
and seeing that I can switch drives at the start up by using a shortcut key F8 that came with my
Asus P4 800-vm motherboard if this could eventually damage the second drive.
The reason I ask is that I did use an older drive this way an eventually damaged the SMART
so dont really know if its just the drive or using the bios shortcut in selecting drives that cause the SMART lost
Both have the same full install of XP Pro
(Moderator edit: moved post to more appropriate forum. jgweed)
Edited by jgweed, 16 January 2007 - 11:11 AM.