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Leono
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What does PATA mean

I have just aquired a Maxtor DiamondMax 200GB PATA 133HDD.   Can anyone tell me the significance of  PATA and whether I am likely to have any difficulty installing this drive as a slave drive in my computer which I purchased in 2004 and which has a 160gb hard drive configured to NTFS.
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Brewsk
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Re: What does PATA mean

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PATA stands for Parallel ATA or IDE.  If you bought the system in 2004, most likely the 160Gb drive you have in it will be an IDE or ATA drive.  Should not be an issue with using this as a secondary or slave device provided that it's jumpered correctly.  If the 160Gb drive is jumpered as a Master, then this drive will need to be jumpered as slave.  If the 160Gb drive is jumpered as Cable Select (CS) then the 200Gb drive will need to be jumpered as CS.  You can find jumper settings for Maxtor internal drives at the following KB article #3050




Message Edited by Brewsk on 11-15-2007 09:33 AM
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Leono
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Re: What does PATA mean

Many thanks for your help Brewsk.  That solves my questions and I should be able to sort out the jumpers without any difficulty.