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Master jumper position for Conner,CFS541R hard drive.

Have this old HD I'm trying to use but don't know where to put jumper. Master ? will be only hard drive.
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Isn't that shown on the hard disk ? Even old hard disks have some details about the jumpers on them.

Anyway, yes, it is master if it's the ony drive. Depending on the drive, it may or may not need the jumper for the master or single drive. No harm if you try connecting the drive without a jumper.

The most that will hapen is that the drive won't be recognized or at most, the pc won't boot. If that happens, try with the jumper. It won't harm either the computer or the disk.

HTH,
Deboo

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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JUMPER SETTINGS SINGLE DRIVE MASTER DRIVE SLAVE DRIVE C AND D JUMPED C AND D JUMPED C AND D NOT JUMPED A/C out when master slave with non-CFA/CFA Conner drives (except CP30254 and CP30344). A/C in with CFA/CFS and all other drives.
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