Steps To Attach (enslave) A SATA Hard Drive

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What is SATA hard drive? And what are the steps to attach a SATA hard drive as a slave i.e. enslave a SATA hard drive? Do SATA hard drives require jumpers?

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Steps To Attach (enslave) A SATA Hard Drive

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A SATA hard drive is a kind of rewritable bulk storehouse construction characterized by moderate transmission rates, highest storage capabilities, and impeccable support by virtually all operating systems and computer motherboards. As it is a hard drive, it can be found inside servers, laptops, computers, etc.

Fixing a secondary SATA hard drive with your computer or laptop is a superb way to extend your storage capacity. This will also help in the increase of security.

To attach a SATA hard drive as a slave, you need to firstly shut down your computer and unplug all cables. After that, you must remove the side panel and locate the hard drive cage, which will be placed at the top front. Start installing SATA drivers into the cage.

Once done you need to connect your SATA power cable into a connector. As the connector has two ends one end of the cable should be connected with your computer and the other end is a black plug. As soon as plugging is done, you need to replace your side panel and turn on your computer.

Log in with your administrator account into windows. Once you enter “diskmgmt.msc” in your search bar and press enter the disk management will be launched. Once the disk is initialized, follow the instructions and click next. Yes, SATA hard drive requires jumpers.

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Steps To Attach (enslave) A SATA Hard Drive

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SATA is the enhanced or improved version of IDE and both types support master and slave connections. Their difference is the use of jumpers. With an IDE drive, jumpers are required for proper configuration. This is required to configure the drive as master or slave and or to limit the capacity. SATA drives don’t require jumpers.

IDE and SATA hard drives
IDE and SATA hard drives

They can be configured to function as master or slave in the BIOS. “IDE” stands for “Integrated Drive Electronics.” It is a standard electronic interface used between a computer motherboard’s bus or data paths and the disk storage devices. Prior to the development of IDE drive, controllers were separate external devices. That’s why when IDE drives were created it reduced problems associated with integrated controllers and storage devices.

“SATA” stands for “Serial Advanced Technology Attachment” or “Serial ATA.” It is a standard for connecting and transferring data from hard drives to computer systems. Just like what the name implies, SATA is based on serial signaling technology unlike IDE that uses parallel signaling. There is a third type of storage device that can be used on computers called “SSD” or “Solid-State Drive.”

Of the three hard drive types: IDE, SATA, and SSD; SSD is the fastest but also has the shortest lifespan.

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