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Update: SATA II drives do have jumpers to make them backwards compatible with 1.5 Gb/s (SATA II drives are 3.0 Gb/s). So if your system is older and can only handle SATA (first Gen) then you have to add a jumper (Seagate has the jumper setting on the drive but sometimes supplies no jumper i.e. you have to have your own).
Posted on May 20, 2010
Ok, i had to comment on this, first off, to the person who posted before, you cannot connect a IDE connector to a SATA drive, SATA drives take SATA connectors. To introduce myself i am a highly trained computer technician. Second off, SATA drives do not have jumpers at all, period!! Ok, you should just use the two sata drives if thats what *********** board is set up for. Pluggin you your os drive in SATA connector 1 on your MB. Slave drive in SATA connector 2 on MB. Then you are good to go, Good Luck!!!
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Just wondering if there is room for a third SATA drive in this machine. I looked inside, and it looks like there are only two connections. I wanted to add a third SATA drive. Any ideas how to do add a third SATA drive in the 670?
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
Why u want to do these unnecessary thing. if u want to do. go through the steps. 1. YOUR SYSTEM MUST BE SWITCHED OFF. 2. REMOVE SYSTEM CABINET. 3. INSERT ONE IDE CABLE TO YOUR MOTHER BOARD. 4. CONNECT MIDDLE ONE TO YOUR SATA HARD-DISK. BUT IT SHOULD BE BOOTABLE DISK. 5. CONNECT LAST ONE TO ONE MORE SATA HARD-DISK. INSERT JUMPERS TO THIRD PLACE, WHICH IS ALLREADY WILL BE IN FIRST PLACE. 6. NOW TAKE ONE MORE IDE AND CONNECT TO ONE END TO YOUR MOTHER BOARD AND OTHER END TO NEXT HARD DISK. THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE JUMPERS. GOOD LUCK PURUSHOTAM
Posted on Oct 01, 2007
First thing you turn off the power then remove the cabinet keep the first sata hard drive as master (Between Data cable & Power supply) there you have four pins from left first pin keep the jumper it is going to be as master & the second sata drive keep it as slave & the third ide hard disk you donot keep any jumpers ok.
Posted on Sep 30, 2007
The sata hard drives do not have jumpers
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
SOURCE: Sata , ide
Initially connect only the sata drive from which you want to boot the OS. Establish the OS successful operation from this drive. Then connect the remaining drives in conventional way or the RAID array you want to have.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup IDE-0 means Pri master ?
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the using arrow key scroll down to advanced bios features press enter check to make sure the first boot device is set to your hard drive
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem
a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
make sure the CPU central processing unit has thermal paste and dust free and is securely seated
make sure your computer ram modules are securely seated with no dust in sockets also Cmos battery has charge with no dust in the socket some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope this helps
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