Master and Slave SATA

By sabu
Feb 21, 2005
  1. Hi Guys I am new here and I need help. I have a new dell 8400 with a 160 sata hd. I would like to put an additional 160 sata as a slave. I have found no info on this subject. Thousands of how tos on ide setup but none on sata. Tell me how it is did or point me in the right direction to do some reading. Thanks
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Serial ATA doesn't have masters or slaves, just one device per cable.
  3. sabu

    sabu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can plug in 4 serial ata devices on my mother board . Am I to understand that I simply plug in an aditional hd go to disk management give it a drive leter and I am ready to go.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Yes (as long as the mainboard supports the drive - some old mainboards have problems with drives larger than 137 GB).
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