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Specifications Could you please give me the specs for a Maxtor Fireball 3 Hard disk? (IDE) Cyls, Heads etc Thank You Neville

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Http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/manuals/fireball_3_manual.pdf

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Can I put in my PC Compaq Presario SR 1610NX a Hard drive Maxtor 40GB, 3.5 ? Thanks


Hi,
Desktop Specs Link Motherboard Specs Link
A. From the first link above, you already have a 80GB 7200rpm hard drive and a combo drive with no further details. you can only use two additional devices one 3.5 inch external and 5.25 inch external bays.
B. Assuming that two devices are already IDE devices, that will leave you two additional IDE and two SATA device.

1. Turn off your computer before plugging any additional device and proceed with cautuion.
2. Add the additional 40GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, you will have to mount the drive into the casing and put some screw to lock or use tool lesslock if its present. (Check the jumper if its a master or slave) if you have configured the 40GB drive as master and you're going to add additional IDE drive you have to put the jumper in slave header.
3. Now put the IDE cable to the hard drive and to the IDE2 of the mother board mount firmly. (you cannot mount the IDE cable if it is in the wrong position)
4. Next the four pin power from the power supply to the hard drive. (you cannot mount the power cable if it is in the wrong position)
5. Power On your computer and press Delete or F2 to access bios, proceed to the option boot priority select your Combo drive as first boot, next your 80GB Hard driver, press F10 save.
6. Power On your computer and check your 40GB hard drive through device manager.
7. Time to add your new hard drive through disk management, so you will be able to see your new drive from your computer. I forgot how WIN XP recognize new hard drives especially the fresh one.

Hopefully this information helps.
Feel free to ask, so I can clarify things.
Thank you for using FixYa.

Sep 05, 2011 | HP/Maxtor 40GB 3.5 IDE/ATA Hard Drive...

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Dear sir I have a HDD 20 GB fireball and I have problem with it in the low speed of read and write in operation. I instaled windows XP and I want to improve speed my HDD. please advice me about this...


Its a very old hard disk, few things you can do,

1.. Get into your pc's bios and see if 32bit access is enabled for your disk, if not enable it, reboot.
2.. Goto control panel > device manager , double click on your IDE controller and check had disk status, if is on PIO mode or UDMA , must be at UDMA. Set it if not.

Jul 29, 2011 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML20000LD-A) 20...

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I have a maxtor quantum fireball plus as 20.5 hard drive. i want to set it to slave. how do i set the jumpers?


on maxtor drives, you will find the jumper within a cluster of 9 pins. if you look on the bottom of the drive, on the circuit board, the pins should be labeled "ms" "cs" and such. the "ms" and "cs" stand for "master" and "cable select". you rarely use the true "slave" setting anymore, more often than not' "slave" drives are set to "cable select" and are attached to the middle, slave position on the ide cable. in "cable select" mode, the cable decides what device is master and what is slave, depending upon the devices' position on the ide cable.

to set the drive to "slave", set the jumper so that it only has 1 pin under it, and doesnt actually jump any pins, or just take the jumper out. only use the "slave" setting if the "master" device on the same ide cable is actually set to "master".

if the master device is actually set to "cable select" then you will have to set the slave device also to "cable select" and the middle position on the ide cable will set it automatically to be a slave. , instead of using the jumper to make it the "slave".

to set the drive as "cable select", which is what i would recommend, use the jumper to connect the 2 pins which are labeled "cs", the 2nd position from the bottom position on most older maxtor drives, and attach this hard drive to the middle connector of the ide cable.

Nov 25, 2010 | Quantum Fireball Plus AS (QMP20000AS-A)...

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I have a Snap Server which is close to 10 years old. Inside the Snap Server are two Quantum Fireball CX 3.5 Series drives. How do I tell the size of these drives?


> Quantum 13Gb FIREBALL CX

What is printed on the labels on the top of each disk?
What is the model-number?
Do a GOOGLE-search on that model-number, to see what others have written about that model,
including the "specifications".

Nov 13, 2010 | Quantum 13Gb FIREBALL CX 3.5" IDE HD p/n...

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How do you set the jumpers the Maxtor Quantum Fireball Plus AS 20.5 GB hard drive


Jumper settings for Seagate and Maxtor IDE (ATA) harddrives,

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=196299&NewLang=en

Follow the chart examples under the second heading down >

Maxtor (and Quantum) drives follow the jumper configuration noted below.

If I may also add;

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds1-JmbhGRM

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbboeMO7b8&feature=channel

Nov 10, 2010 | Quantum Fireball Plus AS (QMP20000AS-A)...

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I have a quantum fireball lct20 40gb hard drive that I am attempting to install as a slave drive in a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop, and while it works in other computers, I keep getting the BIOS detection...


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Maxtor Fireball 531DX Ultra ATA 100
Maxtor DiamondMax 16
Maxtor DiamondMax 1750 Ultra ATA 33
Maxtor DiamondMax 1750A Ultra ATA
Maxtor DiamondMax 17 VL Ultra ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax 20 VL Ultra ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax 2160 Ultra ATA
Maxtor DiamondMax 2880 Ultra ATA
Maxtor DiamondMax 30 VL Ultra ATA 100
Maxtor DiamondMax 30 VL Ultra ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax 3400 Ultra ATA
Maxtor DiamondMax 36 ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax 40 ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax 40 VL Ultra ATA 100
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Maxtor DiamondMax 60 ATA 100
Maxtor DiamondMax 60 ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax 6800 Ultra ATA
Maxtor DiamondMax 80 ATA 100
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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 Ultra ATA 100
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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 5120 Ultra ATA 33
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 5120 Ultra ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 60 Ultra ATA 100
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 6800 Ultra ATA 66
Maxtor DiamondMax Ultra ATA

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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8
Maxtor DiamondMax D540X_4K
Maxtor DiamondMax D540X_4L
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Quantum Fireball CR
Quantum Fireball CX
Quantum Fireball EL
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Quantum Fireball LCT08
Quantum Fireball LCT10
Quantum Fireball LCT15
Quantum Fireball Plus KA
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Quantum Fireball SE
Quantum Fireball ST
Quantum Fireball LM
Quantum Fireball AS

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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9
Maxtor DiamondMax 10
Maxtor DiamondMax 11
Maxtor DiamondMax 17

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Feb 22, 2010 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 40 GB ATA-100 Hard...

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My maxtor 500GB sata hd gives zero number of cylinders


go to the bios system
select booting device
choose hard disk
save & exit
thank you

Jan 15, 2010 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML20000LD-A) 20...

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Just transfered hard drive to another computer - in setup- need to know capacity, cylinders, heads, sectors


The specs are:
Capacity (unformatted/formatted):
20.00 GB / 15.02 GB

Cylinders: 16,383
Heads: 16
Sectors: 63

Here is a PDF w/specs

Fireball lct15

(http://www.dll.com.mx/biblioteca/HDD/Quantum/Fireball%20LCT15.pdf)

Hope this helps!

Sep 11, 2009 | Quantum Fireball Lct15 (QML20000LC-A) 20...

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Quantium 10.2 gb fireball CX10A011 specs. ie sectors, mode, etc.


The specifications to enter the information manually, are on top of the harddrive. Kind of hard to discern, huh? That's because harddrive sizes from 6.4GB through 20.4GB are listed on top.
C/H/S = Cylinders/Heads/Sectors
The Quantum Fireball CX10A011 hardrive is a 10.2GB harddrive.
You will see -> C/H/S....10.2 - 16383/16/63 on top.

That is ,
16,383 Cylinders
16 Heads
63 Sectors

As for the 40GB model, it should be similar. If not, come back and post.

Jan 22, 2008 | Quantum 13Gb FIREBALL CX 3.5" IDE HD p/n...

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