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Free driver schematics

I need an internal view of the wiring diagrams for the hard drives. I'm installing 2 and the cpu isn't recognizing either one of them. I also need to know where to place the jumpers at and which drive should be master/slave or primary/secondary. I really appreciate any help you could give.

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Re: free driver schematics

Put the jumpers on both the drives to CS(cable selct) then the master will automatically be the one on the end of the ribbon cable and the slave will be the one on the middle connector of the ribbon.

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