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Can I use this Hard Drive as a slave on my PC ?.

\015 I just salvaged a Seagate ST3160215ACE Hard Drive from my broken DTV recorder,is there some way I can use it as a slave on my PC ?.\015

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Hey,

Ofcourse you can, look at the top of the hard drive to find the jumper settings lable, change the jumper so the drive is slave.

Then connect it to your computer with a ide cable, if you have another hard drive on the same cable the other hard drive needs to be set as master, and be preferably on the end of the cable and slave on the center of the cable.

Then check your bios / cmos / cmos setup / computer setup, right when you turn on the computer to see if the hard drive is detected and properly installed.

heres a video on how to use bios
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-use-bios-69712/

if everything is okay it should show up in windows, if it doesn' then right click on my computer, select manage, then on left side select disk management, you may have to initialize and or partition the disk first before it shows up on my computer.



Thanks and good luck.
Ekse

It depends on how the drive connects. If it's IDE, look for a jumper diagram on the drive itself and set the jumper (usually on the back next to where the IDE connects) to slave. Make sure that if you connect it to the same data cable as the drive or CD rom in your computer your other device is set to Master.
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