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How do i install a 3rd hard drive

By willy34
Jan 31, 2005
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  1. hi,

    i just bought a hard drive and need it installed,

    ive got spare power and ide cables inside my pc for it.

    could anyone tell me what the jumper settings are for the 3rd hard drive

    im unplugging one of my cd roms for the extra space..

    any help appreciated.. thanx.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Welcome to TechSpot

    Set it as master and cd-rom drive as slave.

    There is no 'third' option, the only options are master or slave. Only the ide channel changes. You can have only two devices per channel (ie. primary master & slave, secondary m & s and so on).
  3. cybersleeper

    cybersleeper Newcomer, in training

    did you try setting it to slave or cable select
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    This may make more sense.

    Two IDE cables.

    IDE Cable 1 -> Hard Drive 1 (master)
    Hard Drive 2 (slave)

    IDE Cable 2 -> Hard Drive 3 (master)
    Possible CDROM/DVD (slave)
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