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Need jumper settings for both hard drives. PCb board has been replaced. Cannot rememebr the orgional settings.

PCB board went on the 2nd hard drive. the PCB board has been replaced however i cannot remember what the jumper setting on the hard drives should be.

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    Hi joecoolvette

    Sorry about not having enough info in the discription.
    The issue is that my lacie external drive 500gig is made up of two wd2500 drives. One of the PCB boards failed (no power). I have since replaced the PCB board on the drive in question, but did not record the orignal jumper settings when doing the diags on the drive.
    The actual fault happned over a 2 years ago, but my system unit and my backup nas devices were stolen...along with years of photos of the family.
    I have tried the master /slave ... Cable select.... and slave master combinations, so I am really tring to find out what it should be. Both drives have single partition on them..I could try and "mirgate" the partitions to other drives outside of the lacie enclosure but I cannot remember it the drive is formated with NTFS (99.9% sure it is.)

    any help would be great.



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Master (M) on the harddrive that came with the computer, Slave, (S, or SL), on the 2nd harddrive.

Don't see M, S, and CS, on the label of the harddrive? (CS is Cable Select)
Sometimes it's right on the edge, where the 40 pin flat ribbon cable plugs in. It will be letters raised in the plastic, of the harddrive body.

To find where to set the jumpers for these harddrives, I suggest you look at the label. Since you had the Printed Circuit board replaced, I'm guessing you know who made it, and what the model number is.

Some harddrive manufacturers,
1.Western Digital
2.Maxtor, (Maxtor is owned by Seagate now)
5.NEC (No longer in business)
6.Quantum, (sold out to Maxtor)

Here are three links that are videos, and may help with setting jumpers, and setting up those IDE harddrives. (IDE is also referred to as EIDE, ATA, and PATA)
(If you have SATA harddrives, do not touch the jumpers, if any are present! These are for the factory. With a SATA harddrive, you can plug it/them, into ANY available SATA header, {Connector}, on the motherboard. Doesn't matter!)


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