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I have two hard drives with Sata, and I want one to be a slave how do I do it? Currently, they are both in master mode.
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post #2 of 23
You have to set the jumpers to slave mode on the one you want to be the slave. It will say in the manual on which pins you need to put them, the pins are different for some hard drives.
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post #3 of 23
Most of the time they are on there own SATA cable, so you shouldn't have to do anything. I have 3 SATA HDD and I didn't have to touch any jumpers.
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Weird, I have both sata cables right next too each other, and they both show up as IDE 0 master and IDE 1 master. When I move one to a different controller it still says IDE x master.
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post #5 of 23
That is because they are not SATA that is IDE. You HAVE to set jumpers on IDE harddrives. There should be an illistration on the HDD themselfs. Set 1 to master and the other to slave if they are on the same IDE ribbon. If they are on a different ribbon they can both be set to Master.

EDIT: I was looking @ your laptop.

That is fine if one says Master 0 and Master 1. That means they are on different channels. They are connected on there own SATA cables right? If you have 4 SATA slots on your MB, you have 4 SATA channels.
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When I was in My Computer it only showed one drive and the other one didn't show at all.
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post #7 of 23
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When I was in My Computer it only showed one drive and the other one didn't show at all.
Was it a NEW harddrive? If so you have to format it first.
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SATA drives are automatically chosen, right?
And yeah, format it or you'll never see it
    
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Yea it was the format problem. Thanks.
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post #10 of 23
Sata drives "appear" as IDE in the bios (starup screen). It should be the master if its SATA or else it would not be able to communicate proberlly since each drive is on a second channel.

I know your problems fixed but just a little info
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