How to access data on a slave drive?

By ThumperX2
Dec 30, 2004
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  1. Hi! I'm new to this message board so bare with me. I will try to be as brief and descriptive of my problem as possible.

    I have never had a slave drive on my system and my knowledge of slave drives is pretty much nothing.

    I have added a hard drive to my system as a slave drive in hopes to access the data. My system recongizes the slave drive in Bois but not in my computer. how do I access the data on this drive?

    Any help would be appreciated :)
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Check that both harddisks have correct jumper-settings. The original HD must be set as Master, the new one as Slave. On top of the HDs should be a sticker with the jumper-positions. Put Master at the end of the IDE-cable, the Slave in the middle. Make sure the red-line on the flatcable is at pin-1 on both HDs and motherboard.
    If the slave is new, it needs to be partitioned and formatted first, using Disk Management
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