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Each IDE slot can handle two drives. One drive will be the master and the other will be the slave depending o the configuration. If the jumpers of one drive is configured to set the drive as MA (Master), the second must be configured to SL (Slave). Both drives may be configured as CS (Cable Select), if so, The positioning on the ribbon cable will determine whic one is the master and which is the slave

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In computing, the terms "master IDE" and "slave IDE" refer to the primary and secondary IDE devices connected to the IDE bus on a motherboard. The master IDE device is the main drive that controls the bus and handles data transfers, while the slave IDE device is a secondary drive that operates under the control of the master device. Each IDE channel can have one master and one slave device connected to it.

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What are the four possible configurations for four IDE devices in a system?

Primary IDE Channel , Master Device Primary IDE Channel , Slave Device Secondary IDE Channel , Master Device Secondary IDE Channel , Slave Device


If a single hard disk is attached on a primary IDE channel what should the jumper be set to?

master if the ide cable has a single drive connection. if the ide cable has the master and slave connection. then set the drive to master with slave.


Should ide be master or slave with sata master?

SATA and IDE are operated on different buses, with different controllers. A SATA drive is not considered a "master" or a "slave"; it has a channel all to itself. If the IDE drive is by itself on the controller, it should be set as Master.


What should the primary jumper be set to On a primary IDE channel if a single hard disk is attached?

master if the ide cable has a single drive connection. if the ide cable has the master and slave connection. then set the drive to master with slave.


An IDE cable has both a master and a slave connection?

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What determines master or slave on ide ribbon cable?

The Jumper Settings


What type of hard drive do you have to set a master and slave jumper for?

Some IDE drives have a master/slave jumper, but a significant number of IDE drives defaulted to a "cable select" setting where the drive would determine for itself whether it was the master or the slave by which of the two sockets on the cable it was plugged into.


When installing a hard drive and a DVD writer on the same IDE channel which do you configure as the master and which as a slave?

Hard drive as master and DVD writer as slave.


When installing an IDE hard drive's configuration a master or slave is handled?

the hard drive should be set to master...


Difference between Master and Slave hard Drive?

When connecting to IDE drives (whether they be hard disk drives or optical drives) on the same cable, the computer needs to be able to tell them apart. When using a 40 wire IDE cable, you have to identify one drive as Master and the other as Slave. You do this by positioning the jumpers on the end of the drive according to the diagram on the drive itself. When using an 80 wire cable, set the jumpers on both drives to the 'cable select' position and their Master and Slave classifications will be determined by their position on the cable.


When installing a hard drive and a CD-ROM drive on the same IDE channel which do you configure as the master and which as the slave?

Configure the hard drive as the master and the CD-ROM as the slave.


When installing a hard drive and a CD-ROM drive on the same IDE channel which do you configure as the master and which as a slave?

The Harddrive needs to be set as "master" and the CD ROM as Slave.