Originally Posted by Jumping_Bean514
Depending on which SATA port you put it into determines the slave. Ex: You have 3 SATA ports labeled 1,2, and 3 respectively. If you connect a drive to port 1 its automatically the Master and the drives plugged into 2 and 3 are slaves.
Wait, then why do i have like a lot of masters on my board?
I have the ASUS P5B Deluxe and on the manual it says all the red ones are master and the black ones are slave, the sata things. But I have like 4 red ones and like 2 black ones, does that mean I have like 4 master drives and 2 slave ones?
How does that work, i really dont get the slave and master thing. So if I want to install windows vista on my raptor 150 gb, i put that on the red sata port since its master. Now where do i put my 320 gb seagate ones? on the black sata ports where it is a slave? or can i still put it on the red port and use it as a hard drive where i put files in but not any OS.
Or is the reason why i have like 4 of those master ones is so i can set raid arrays onto it? Hm........ . I think thats it isnt it?
And oh good luck on your build. Lucky you, didnt get any bad parts sent to you by newegg. I got a bad PSU