second HD drive installing

By lacer
Apr 15, 2007
  1. when installing a second HD sata drive, do you have to set the new one as the slave drive or does the excisting one stay the master in a dell dimension 5000 do you have to reset the jimper pins
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,456   +1,759


    There is no slave/master in SATA. Some boards automatically run SATA drives as IDE (when RAID is not installed). In this case, the slave/master designation would show up in BIOS, but you would not need to mess with any jumpers. WD tells you this in their instructions, the jumpers on their SATA drives are for enterprise and diagnostic use, don't move the jumpers for a desktop installation.
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