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Old 02-10-2006, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Swapping Primary & Secondary SATA hard disks.

Hello,

I have just recently bought a new PC from a company that specialises in manufacturing such, and requested two SATA hard drives. Unfortunately, the company installed the slower of the two (Which I intended to use for storage) as the primary, complete with my operating system and all, leaving a faster but smaller hard drive as an odd choice for storage space.

I have attempted to install my operating system onto this secondary hard drive, but many system files absolutely insist on being on the primary SATA drive. How would I go about getting the computer to recognise my secondary drive as being my primary?

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Old 02-10-2006, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go into your BIOS and change the boot device,choose your faster hard disk.
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Old 02-11-2006, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The only option I have in the BIOS regarding these disks is in which order they are detected. Changing this, however, doesn't affect which of the two is primary. Is there something I need to physically do within my case to change their order? The BIOS tells me that one is the primary, it does not offer me the opportunity to change that.
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what hard disks and motherboard do you have? is there any jumpers on the back of your hard disks?
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