Installing two SATA hard drives
I have a Dell Power Edge SC1420 server with a RAID array and two 80GB hard drives. 80GB is a bit too small for me and I really don't need the RAID so I just purchased a WD 500GB hard drive that should be here tomorrow. As the two 80 GB hard drives are still good I was wondering if I could use at least one of the 80 in conjunction with the 500. I do see two SATA connectors on the motherboard.
I've never dealt with SATA so I don't even know if the concept of master/slave exists with SATA as it does with IDE. Would I simply attach one cable from each connector to each of the drives? Is there a way to 'tell' it which on is the drive that houses the OS and which is the data drive? I removed the RAID card and plan on installing Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edition if that makes a difference.