3 hard drives & cd writer

  FRANKMAC 17:23 04 Aug 03
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i currently have 2 hdd (c & d/e), 1 floppy drive(a) and a cd writer (f) - the 2 hdd's are on IDE 1, the cd writer is on IDE 2, the floppy on IDE3 - i wish to add another hdd - would it be ok to add the 3rd hdd to IDE 2 with the cd drive ? which one would be primary /slave etc? and how would i maintain the cd drive as (f)and have the new drive as (g)(if this is possible) - i am running windows xp pro - the hdd i wish to install is a used drive, should i fdisk this drive or would reformatting suffice - any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks Mac

  jimv7 18:00 04 Aug 03

Cdrw as master and the 3rd hdd as slave.

Remembering that the hdd will only run as fast as the cdrw its connected with.

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