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Maxtor 40gb hard drive

Need illustration of jumpers... mine has 3 sets of 2 then a single on bottom. and another single set of 2 hoe do i set the jumpers 4 master

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I think it's a conflict with the two hard drives maxtor (ata) and westen dig(eide) ,.....could be wrong....maxtor 40gb....west,260gb let me know

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I want to add another hard drive and need to know how to set the jumpers on my maxtor 90645d3 please help.ty

if you want to boot from this drive, please set the jumper to the master position.

if this drive is for additional storage, please set the jumper to slave. and make sure 1st hard drive is set to master.

if this is the only drive in the system, please set the jumper to single or remove the jumper.

there will be a chart telling you which pins are for which setting in the jumper area, which is between the data plug and the power plug on the back of your HDD.

main thing that will cause drives to not work is 2 jumpers on the same cable and they both are set to the same thng.. i.e. master/master or slave/slave. also, if one is set to single drive it will likely bypass the slave drive.

Jan 25, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Take Three: I have an older Maxtor Hard DriveTake Two: I have an older Maxtor Hard Drive (Model 90645D3). I need to transfer some files from it (Win98SE) to new hard drive (WinXP Pro). I asked earlier and...

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.


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I need jumper settings for maxtor n256 model 96147h6 i wish to run it as a slave pls help. thx

For use as slave there is no jumper connected. (Master on/slave off0

Oct 04, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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The first jumper goes up and down on the two pins just beside the IDE cable slot and the other jumper goes across the top two pins next to it

Jan 23, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Maxtor PLUS 8 7200RPM IDE ATA 133 40GB hard drive. Do i need jumpers and software for the install of this harddrive and if so here can i get. Thanks j

are you mounting it as the only drive or with another one... if you are mounting it as a slave usually you don't need a jumper... the jumper setting will hopefully be on the sticker.

xp and up will autodect the drive..

Jan 23, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Maxtor 500 gig internal diamondmax 21

external USB hard drives do not need to be jumpered, if your computer does not recognize the ext. drive probably it is because the enclosure is defective, when you connect the USB cable you should get the "ding-dong" connection sound.

If you think that your computer recognizes the hard drive then jumper it as "secondary" or "cable select" and install it INTERNALLY, then transfer your data, that will prove that there's a problem with the ext. enclosure.

One more thing, maybe the USB port you use is malfunctioning, try one that you know that works (assuming that you have other USB devices that work).

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Maxtor 40gb hard drive as master

Hi, Below is an image of a Maxtor 3.5 HD settings as shown on the actual HD. If you are connecting 2 of them in a single IDE flat cable/strip, one must be master and the other must be slave. Jumper settings on the left is for master, the second is for slave. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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