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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Totalstranger, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. Totalstranger

    Totalstranger Thread Starter

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    I put a SSD in my PC. In the CMOS setup I am wanting the SSD to be the Channel 0 Master and the HDD to be Channel 0 Slave. Can anyone help and tell me how to do this?
     
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    The Pavilion p6540y and Pavilion Slimline s3323w listed in your profile both use SATA HDDs. There is no Master/Slave option for SATA and there is only one drive per SATA channel.
     
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    I've moved this to the Hardware forum from Introductions, which is only for.......introductions. ;)
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Do you have the os installed on the ssd or what? If so, how did you do this; cloning, clean install, what?
     
  5. Totalstranger

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    This is another PC That uses sata too.

    What I want to do is use the SSD as a boot drive and use the HDD as storage etc...
    Have one listed after the other, both as C: Drive.
    Both act as one drive.
     
  6. Totalstranger

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    I installed the OS on the SSD. Then desided to add the HDD back in. Clean install
     
  7. crjdriver

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    That is not even possible unless you have a raid controller AND it would be a terrible waste of a ssd.

    Next just clean install windows on the ssd. Install with just the ssd connected. Once the install is complete, shutdown and connect your hard drive. The os will assign the next available drive letter. Use the mech drive as a backup for image files, file backup, etc.
     
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    There should be nothing more you need to do if you installed Windows on the 7 and then added the drive back. Drive letters, like C:\, are assigned when the OS boots and therefore only one drive will have that assignment at a time. The only way that both could act as one when you didn't have both installed in the machine at the time of the Windows reinstall is if you used Dynamic Disks in Windows and combined them which would have been a very bad idea. Please clarify where you are seeing this or what problems you are encountering. Including pictures or screen shot may be useful.
     
  9. Totalstranger

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    The SSD is only a 120GB. I really think that is enough room to dual boot Windows 7 and 8 and have a few programs on Windows 8. But more than a few on Windows 7. And learn to store files on the HDD when it is listed as another drive E,F,G, etc... I don`t know how to save or store stuff to anothewr drive. But I,ll cross that bridge when I git to it.

    I`ll try it another way. Asking and just working with PCs and a lot of reading is the only way to learn.
    Thanks for answering my thread.
     
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