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Installing Second Hard Drive

Hi,
I want to add a new hard disk to my system but i'm not sure where to put it. Should i put it as a primary slave to my first harddisk or the secondary master connected to the cdrom drive (secondary slave)?
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mikecrCommented:
In both cases it would work. I would reccommend doing the latter with it as master on the Secondary IDE Channnel. This way when doing disk to disk transfers you will get full bandwidth on the channels and it will not slow your transfers down when to drives are "talking" on the same IDE channel.

Mike
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ciberdadCommented:
Does the first hard drive has the OS already installed?

Because if it is the case you have to install your second hard drive as master on the secondary IDE channel, otherwise the computer won't know where is the boot file.
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joeDreamAuthor Commented:
yes, win98 is installed on the first harddrive (primary master) but, i wasn't talking about that. i meant the new harddrive. Thanks anyway.
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mikecrCommented:
Good luck and I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Mike
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