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- SATA and PATA - co-exist?
April 2, 2005, 10:44 am
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I have set-up a new SATA drive as my boot drive (some of you will know that
it's been a long story ;-)
I want to use my old PATA (Maxtor ATA 133) drive as a slave.
But I can't find a jumper setting on the old drive to do this. Two settings
(MASTER and CS) make it my boot drive and the other two settings (I forget
what they're called) make the drive invisible to Windows (XP, SP2).
Is it possible to do what I want to do?
If so, how?
Re: SATA and PATA - co-exist?
Why do you want to make it a Slave? What would that do?
In the P-ATA world, all that does is make it second to
whatever is the Master in the *default* HD boot priority,
and that priority is arbitrary and can be rearranged by
manual selection in the BIOS. But relative to S-ATA drives,
Master/Slave has no meaning, and the default boot priority
is set by a different rule.