Will my secondary hard drive take over?

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External hard drives
HARD drive
Hard Drive Installation
Secondary hard drive
will my slave hardrive take over when my master drive is full

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windows xp
ASKED: October 12, 2010  7:23 PM
UPDATED: November 2, 2011  8:48 AM

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no, you would need to setup the driver within windows and format the ‘slave’ as another drive and save data there

if you were using something like a raid-5 which you could keep adding drives to that would work but the cost is usually prohibitive for home use

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You can always use your secondary hard disk drive if the primary hard disk drive is full. However, it is still recommended that you use the primary hard disk drive for your operating system.

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  • Technochic
    Master and slave are configurations of the physical drives according to how they are set on the motherborad or IDE cable, not "roles" the drives play. The master is the one that boots to the OS and that will not change unless you physically make it the slave and make the other one the master either by switching the port it connects to on the motherboard or which part of the IDE cable it is connected to if these are IDE drives.
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