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Solved: Connecting an IDE slave drive to SATA motherboard, with converter kit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by b101, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. b101

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    I think the only thing is that you have to set the jumper on the IDE drive to master.
     
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    That isteresting, why would the slave drive be set to master?

    Confused by that TBH.:confused:
     
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    sata does not recognize slave or master as they are on their own cable.
     
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    Right ok, so would there be any possibility of the slave making the system think it's the hard drive?
     
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    I don't follow that question. Basically if you don't have the jumper set properly the drive will not be recognized.
     
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    Right ok, I was thinking the system may think there were two main drives, therfore an error would occur, but I understand, thanks.

    Ok I think you may be right, that it needs to be master, but it made some hairy noises, so I'm just going to get a sata drive to fit the system, thanks.
     
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