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Old 06-02-2006, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Setting Up A IDE Storage Drive

Ok...my regular boot drive is my SATA but i also found an old IDE drive from an old computer and want to use it as a storage drive. On the IDE drive there is a picture with the jumper settings and I know to use it as a storage i will probably set it to Slave, but i also see "Spare". I was wondering what this was.


So my questions are what is the difference between slave and spare?

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Is it possible to use a drive for storage without installing windows on it?...like leaving it just unpartitioned and everything?



THANX IN ADVANCE!!!
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