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What connections are required to set hard drive function (Master, Slave, etc) in this case for use on a USB extender

Trying to recover data from this drive. Purchased a USB extender to plug into another computer to read this drive - but the four pins which determine how the hard drive is to be configured (Master, Slave, Ext, etc.) are not connected in the extender. How must I interconnect these pins to allow me to read the drive data through the USB extender?

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Doesn't matter where the pins are if the drive is being connected via usb because it will act as a internal drive. If anything, just set the jumper to Master.

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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SOURCE: slave pin settings

PLACETHE JUMPER IN THE MASTER AT FIRST POSITION AND REMOVE ALL JUMPERS FROM YOUR SLAVE DRIVE IT WILL BE DETECTED AS SLAVE... :-)

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: need master slave configuration

First set the jumper pin for master or slave configuration as provided in the cover of the hard disk.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Maxtor Internal EIDE hard drive dip switch settings.

I assume you have two IDE controllers? IDE1 and IDE2, I'll try to help, the primary HD needs to have the pin set to primary and the secondary set to slave, if you're running both of these drives off of the same ribbon cable. You may have to go into your BIOS settings and check to make sure the Primary HD is the WD drive.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: pin connection for 'master ..slave

I assume these are IDE drives since SATA doesn't require jumper settings. . .You will need to set the primary drive jumper to master[ma] & the secondary drive jumper to slave[sl]. Some systems require dual hdd systems to have both set to the cable select[cs] jumper. Check your motherboard or system manufacturer manual to see which setup your system requires. If you lost the manual most manufacturers have it availablr on their website under the support link. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Take Three: I have an older Maxtor Hard DriveTake

Jumper off will set the drive to slave. If you can connect both drives to the same ribbon cable with the master on the end & the slave to the second connector. Look at your bios as win is booting up to see if shows the drive as slave, you will not be able to copy windows as a operating system off of the drive, but should be able to copy files.

Good luck on your endevors.

Lee

Posted on Dec 18, 2009

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