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I am preparing to use a Western Digital WD800JB-00JJC0 hard drive for the first time. I will be using the unit as an external drive back up after loading acronis software on my PC. I see on the unit sticker a digram showing "Standard Settings" 'slave'; 'master w/ slave present'; and 'single or master'. Q. Are these diagrams alternative representaions of the J8 jumper settings, which currently has a jumper across pin #1 and pin #2 of the J8 jumper? Q. Do I need to remove or change the current jumper on pins #1 and #2? Thanks for your help. Bob

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  • bobbru Mar 07, 2009

    Does your answer mean that I should leave the existing jumper in place across pins #1 and #2?

  • bobbru Mar 09, 2009

    I decided to use the HD as a replacement for the old HD instead of an external back up drive. I cloned the current HD to the new HD after removing the jumper on pins #1 and #2. I used Acronis software to do the cloning. I reinstalled the jumper on pins #1 and #2 before installing the HD back into my Dell 8200 booted back up and is working fine.
    Bob


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Please see picture show what you need to setting, is there helpful?
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I just picked one of those up a 1 Terabite Elements . It was plug and play, just used a usb cable on it, and it shows up in "my computer" as a drive H. Yours should be similar. I used "snapshot" similar to acronis. You should be good to go. try a backup to the new drive. You should see it as soon as you plug it in. If you want to be super careful, shut down and plug it in then reboot. You shouldn't need to mess with anything. It's similar to the way a flash drive shows up, it should just appear in with your other drives. Just try it the way it came first It should be fine.

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    George Bill Mar 07, 2009

    yes, just the way it came

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WD hard drives come MASTER as the default. The horizontal jumper across pins 1 & 2 is just a way to store an extra jumper in case you need it. There is no connection beween pins 1 & 2

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If you are installing the drive inside a pc , then check the other disk setting , set primary hard drive to maste and the new one to slave.

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    Ginko Mar 07, 2009

    See the picture below, if you mount the two drives on a single cable, with flat IDE/PATA cable, then set the disk with the system to dual master, and the new disk dual slave.

    See below:



    If instead you are using SATA cable , then you do not need to set jumpers.


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Yes try first with the exact jumper setting that will only suppport.

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