Connecting a SATA and IDE drive to MB

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I have bought a new Seagate SATA drive as my system was very slow due
to hard drive problem. However, I want to continue using the older hard
drive as a additional storage. I installed windows on the SATA drive
and both are connected as masters. But the startup is still slow as it
takes time to detect the older drive. Advice on following - I have one
IDE drive, one SATA drive and a DVD-CDRW combo drive. The MB has one
IDE slot and 4 SATA slots. I want to boot from the SATA drive. What is
the best way of connecting them including whether to make them master
/slave/primary/secondary etc. Thanx

Re: Connecting a SATA and IDE drive to MB

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old hard drive - master
DVD combo - slave

Make sure these devices are jumpered as such, namely:
old hard drive - master with slave present
combo - slave

If BIOS still takes a long time to detect the old hard drive, test it
with the manufacturers software.

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