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Old 02-22-2006, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please help
I have no clue what I am doing.
I wish to back-up and save an enormous amount of business files and email I have accumulated on my laptop.
I have bought a New 60G HDD and it came with a seperate external case with USB2 , you have to put it together, this is not a big problem.
However, someone told me to set the new HDD as a slave but the USB external case instructions warn " This external sub-system can operate with Master IDE drive only. Please set the IDE drive to Master before connecting."
If I follow the instructions will this work? Would I now have 2 Master HDD?? Is this a problem for a USB connected external HDD?
What else should I watch out for (in laymans terms please).
Thanks so much

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Install the drive as master in the case. Close it up, then plug everything in. Look in my computer after it detects and installs the drive and there it is. It is as simple as that.
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