Ok i got my master set as a Segate 20gb the slave is a 300gb one. both on IDE. the only way i could get them to work was to put the master on master and the slave drive had no jumpers on it. anyway it worked finaly got it up and formatted. the problem is when i transfer data to the slave drive. it runs slow as hell. for example my music will go slow as hell when data in transfering to it. yet reading data from it is fine its just copying over to it. i have got a 3200+ ahtlon 64bit processor and 1gb of pc3200 ram. and a x1300 graphics card in the thing. um the Hard drives are on the same cable (the wright way around). The system boots a little slow aswell for some reason cant figer our why i checked the bios and referd to the manuel seams to be all fine though. the master has a Fat32 file system the slave has a NTFS file system i am also running windows xp pro so any ideas how to speed this up a bit? cheers for reading.