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Old 09-30-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
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how do u set jumpers on a hdd ?
and clear me on this, master hdd = main os files ? whereas slave hdd = data files ?
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:31 AM   #2
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how do u set jumpers on a hdd ?
and clear me on this, master hdd = main os files ? whereas slave hdd = data files ?
the master would be the drive with a booable os on it... the slave can be a extra drive with just data files on it.
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: how to set jumpers on hdd

You can choose which drive boots first on most mobos, so then it doesn't really matter.

Look on the back of your hard drive. You should see some pins and some details about the options, as well as a small plastic 'thing' - the jumper. Remove the jumper from its current setting and put it where you want it.

If you want to boot off it, then set it as Master, if not, Slave.
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: how to set jumpers on hdd

ahh, i dont have the "plastic thing"
so u can set master or slave thur bios setting?
that be more ez then setting the jumpers..
to change setting in bios for a secondary hdd, so i just go in bios setup and change those options while the secondary hdd in plug in ?
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:39 PM   #5
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No, I don't think so. I think you must make the conection physically.
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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http://www.cs.fiu.edu/~schoepp/docs/HD_Setup.htm
http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/di...os_config.html
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Here are two pages that should help you with jumper settings:

My Super PC - Add The New Hard Drive - Set The Hard Drive Jumpers

Seagate - Maxtor KB In the left menu are Flash tutorials that will show you drive installation and how to set the jumper.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:46 AM   #8
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very helpfull site, thanks atomic.
but 1 thing, i dont have the jumpers or those plastic thingys.
do i need to buy 1 ?
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What drive do you have?
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:12 AM   #10
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Maxtor 6E040L0
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