Question about Maxtor Hard Drive
Install a new hardrive using CS jumper settings. The new drive is seen in device manager along with the old (primary) drive but it does not show up in My Computer. Can anyone help? Thanks!
Right Click on My Computer & Click Manage, then click disk mamgment from the left panel. the HDD will show there, since it's a new HDD it must be on RAW state, format from the same console.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Before doing anything, the user should completely shut down and unplug the computer to prevent electrocution or computer damage. Remove the computer's side panel so that the hard drive is displayed in order to find the jumpers on the IDE drive. Disconnect the power and IDE cables from the hard drive to access the drive better. The hard drive's jumpers are the small, black pegs on the back of the drive. These pegs fit over small metal conductors and assign the IDE drive's role. The user can remove the jumpers by prying them off of their current conductors with his/her fingernails or a small screwdriver. The jumpers can then be relocated to other conductors in order to assign a role to the IDE drive. The user should be very careful while handling the Maxtor jumpers as they are fragile and very important.Each IDE drive model is different but most have three basic settings: Cable Select, Master, and Slave. Each setting is described below.
Cable Select is a Maxtor jumper setting that is the default for virtually all IDE drives. Cable Select allows an IDE drive to naturally become either a Master or Slave depending on the cable used. Cable Select is a neutral setting and is also often used when a user only has one IDE device installed or when a device is neither a Master or a Slave, such as a Floppy Disk drive.
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Jun 22, 2012 | Maxtor Hard Drive
Basic jumper settings for Maxtor ATA Hard Drives
Thank you for purchasing your new ATA hard drive from Other World Computing! Please
review these jumper settings prior to installing your new hard drive into your computer.
You may want to review more detailed information about the installation process, or
the location and configuration of your existing internal ATA drive before proceeding.
Your manual that came with your computer can be of assistance in both of these
A few notes about installing an ATA hard drive into your existing system:
Your existing drive is normally configured one of two ways, Master (single drive), or
Cable Select. You will want to determine this before installing your new drive, the easiest
way is to remove the existing drive from your system and visually inspect it's hard drive
jumpers. Most hard drives have a schematic either silk screened onto the case of the
drive, or the schematic is on a label near the jumper pins. If you have difficulty locating
this information, visit the hard drive manufacturer's website.
If your existing hard drive is configured as "Master", then set your new hard drive
to "Slave". If your existing drive is set for "Cable Select", then set your new drive to
"Cable Select" also. You can change the existing jumper settings on the original drive
to suit your needs, but we recommend following these instructions first to verify proper
operation of the new hard drive.
Installing jumpers on the new drive is a simple process, follow the schematic to
configure your drive.
Please note the configuration of
the internal ATA cable already
installed in your existing system.
If your internal cable is configured
differently than pictured here,
you may want to replace it before
installing a new hard drive to
achieve maximum performance.
For further assistance, visit our tech center at http://eshop.macsales.com/Tech/index.cfm
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