Question about Seagate DB35 ST3160215ACE - 160GB - 7200rpm - Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) - IDE/EIDE - Internal Hard Drive
The power connector (Molex) has a red wire (one of four) - the data wire has a red stripe on one side - the red stripes go toward each other. If you have a 80 conductor data ribbonn cable, this is for "Cable Select" position in the shorting plug. If yours is 40 conductor, you are NOT cable select. The Master or '0' drive goes at the end of the cable while a slave or '1' drive attached to the plug close to the end plug. The other plug of course goes to the mother board. Look for a small '1' on the motherboard (red srtripe). Use either Cable Select (if appropriate) or Master (if appropriate) or Slave (if appropriate) when selecting the shorting pins on the back of the device.
For your info, the little connector you will find inside adjacent the Molex is called a Mini Molex.
The Master is where the device "C" should reside (and have your operating system). All other drive designations will be set by your BIOS.
If you need more help, go to www.seagate.com/support and look up your drive for complete instructions. I think they have downloadable "tools' there to help you as well.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2012
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