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Old 01-29-2009, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I keep on reading that people have problems with Sata and Pata drives working together.

I am starting my build tonight, and i think i have everything i need. Although i have a SATA HDD and a PATA DVD Drive. I have one IDE slot on my MB.

How does the pc know which is the master and which is the slave as there is only one PATA?

Do i need to do anything to make this configuration work?

Many thanks

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Old 01-29-2009, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Master and slave on IDE drives is set by the back of the drive. There are jumpers back there.

But It doesn't matter if you have a SATA HDD and a PATA DVD drive, they will work fine together regardless. I've been running my machine for over 4 years like that.

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Wey hey - cool thanks.

I look forward to the other problems that i am bound to encounter this evening!

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