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Strapping or Jumpering for slave

I have a temp laptop while mine is out for repair, I would like use my hard drive as a secondary/slave. Can I strap it? What pins would I use.
I would like use my hard drive as a secondary/slave. Can I strap it? What pins would I use.

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  • fish2forbass Jan 30, 2009

    i have a WDC WD4OOEB-11CPFO 40gb plus a Seagate ST3250820A 250 hard drives my problem is which one to use as a primary drive and where dose the jumpers go on the drives for cable select and how to format the drives, im a computer dummy so please help me as much as you can, thank you. my name is Frank

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I have a WDC WD400EB-11CPFO HARD DRIVE 40GB PLUS A SEAGATE ST3250820A HARD DRIVE 250GB MY I WANT TO INSTALL A SLAVE BUT DON'T WHICH ONE TO USE AS A SLAVE 40GB OR 250GB ALSO DON'T NO WHERE THE JUMPERS GO ON EACH DRIVE IM A COMPUTER DUMMY SO PLEASE HELP ME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN THANK YOU MY NAME IS FRANK BOT DRIVE FOR INTERNAL

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You need the system info for the laptop you are using to see if a 2nd hdd needs to be set as slave or set in the cable select mode. Either right above the jumper pins or on the top of the hdd above the pins you should see 3 groups of 2 pins. They will be marked, ma, cs, & sl. They may not be in this order as each hdd manufacturer is different but all will have those 3 markings. If you set as slave cover the 2 jumper pins marked sl. For cable select cover the 2 pins marked cs. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer.

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Best bet is buy an external enclosure to pur the extra hard drive in. Easiest solution. Cost about $39-$49 at electronics store.

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