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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by soulz9, May 25, 2004.

  1. soulz9

    soulz9 Guest

    I have an 80 GB IDE Hard disk, which is my Primary hard disk. I just bought a new 160 GB Western Digital hard disk and it has an ATA Serial not as the 80 GB and I want the WD 160 GB to be the slave of 80 GB hard disk. Can I connect the 160 GB hard disk as an slave for the 80 GB ?
  2. cozza1987

    cozza1987 Guest

    Well if the New HDD is a ATA Serial, its different connection to IDE....
    Does you motherboard support Serial ATA or do u have a Add-on Card ?

  3. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 13, 2003
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    SATA dispenses with the whole Master/Slave mess since each device has it's own unshared channel.

    I've a 160GB Maxtor SATA to supplement my 2X WD80GBSE RAID 0 and it hums right along :)

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