Originally posted by b1gapl
Master is the primary drive where your wiindows is installed, and slave is secondary. The jumper pins is how you would set a hard drive to either master or slave. Usually on the hard drive it will tell you at which position to put the jumpers at.
So then I would leave my current HD plugged into into Sata 1, and then just plug the IDE one in as a slave? Is that correct?
Also, how do I know if my Mobo supports IDE harddrives?
Again, I have an Asus A8N-E. I checked the specs on Newegg, and it didn't say anything about IDE hard drives one way or another (there was not even a "section" for it on the "specifications" page). ???
Sorry for the basic questions guys. I honestly am reseraching this. But sometimes the truly basic stuff is the hardest to learn because most people don't do DIYs, FAQs, or walk-throughs for the super-basics.