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Old 09-18-2005, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Slave drive?

what exactly is a slave drive, and can a drive with slave drive disabled be enabled?
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Each IDE controller has 2 channels. Primary and Secondary. They are identical, but they need different names for the system to know to wich channele a drive is connected to. Each channel can hold 2 IDE devices. A "Master" and a "Slave". You have to set the devices to "Master" or "Slave" with little jumpers: http://www.geocities.jp/eastexit_bb/images/hdd2.jpg

Both Master and Slave are basically the same, it's just for identifying purposes. For instance, Windows uses C:, D:, E: etc. for naming the different partitions on the drives. The C: partition will typically be the first primary partition on the Master drive on the Primary IDE channel.

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is it possible to have one drive on sata, and then another seperate one on ide?
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Yes.
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