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What is Master / Slave?
Published  07/2/2011 | Computer Encyclopedia Page 2 | Unrated
What is Master / Slave?
Since a PATA controller allows two devices to be connected to the same channel, one has to be designated the “Master” and the other the “Slave” to avoid data being wrongly routed. This is just a convention— the drives could as well be termed “first” and “second.”
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