I got a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus10 160Gb 8Mb Cache ATA133 Hard Disk Drive <9.0ms 7200rpm last xmas but have only just put it in. There are no instructions, so I don't know which jumper I should select for slave. When I installed it, it didn't even register on my computer, but I don't want to experiment in case it all goes wrong. This is my first time trying this sort of thing
I have a samsung spo8o2n taken out of my old pc....ive built a new pc and want to put all the data..photos etc onto my new pc.i have an external h/d box with 12 volt supply and usb cable connection. the unit lights up but nothing happens.there are no jumper pins in the base of the h/d .do i need them and where do i put them to make this work.i have done the other two hard drive this way with no problem.
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You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart If its an external hard drive or a usb pen drive click start right click on my computer select open you should see your pen drive right click then select format another way is to click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select formatHope this helps.
Hello, You will just Change the pata cable as new or fit to HDD tightly and restart the PC.If the problem is same, your HDD parturition has been corrupted unfortunately. so you need to format again from >my computer>manege>disk manager >and format. If you don't want to loss data dowmnload ontrack boot cd and recover the partition.
It’s very possible to do and no it doesn't matter that each drive runs at different Rpm speeds. The difference between a hard disk drive that runs at 5400Rpm and a 7200 Rpm is data transfer speed. The 7200 drive will run faster but the drives cache also plays a big part when transferring data. A drive that runs at 7200Rpm with a 16MB cache will run faster than a drive with 8MB cache. The 7200Rpm drive will run a little hotter than a 5400Rpm drive and use a little less power. Typically you’d want to use the 7200Rpm drive as the primary drive. (With windows installed on it). The 5400Rpm drive should be used as a storage drive and be connected on the same data cable as a slave drive. How to safely remove data from the 5400 drive. Before you shut down the system, open windows explorer. Click on the C:\ than delete the Boot.ini, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and IO.SYS files. (By doing this the drive will no longer be bootable but all the data will stay intact). Shut down the system. Remove the 5400Rpm drive from the system. Install the 7200Rpm drive. (The new drive is an IDE drive. Set its jumper so it is a Master.) Guide to setting-up an IDE drive; http://freepctech.com/pc/001/installing_ide_devices.shtml Set the jumper for the 7200 drive as a Master with a slave. (The 5400 drive will be added later). Once the drive is configured and installed boot the system and enter the bios/CMOS menu. Press the delete key to enter the bios or watch you're screen you may need to press the F1, F2 key or F10 key to enter the bios menu. Instruction on how to move about while in the bios is shown at the bottom of the bios screen. You should see the model numbers of you’re 7200 DiamondMax drive within the main bios menu. You will also need to set the boot menu / boot order. Open the Boot menu. A typical boot menu would list as follows: 1st Boot device, Floppy disk drive 2nd Boot device, CD-ROM drive 3rd Boot device, Primary hard disk drive. 4th Boot device, not needed Compaq does not provide bios settings within their user guide. Before you save and exit the bios, open the CD-ROM drive and load you're windows CD or the restore CD from Compaq. Save and exit the bios. When the system reboots it should start up the windows CD or the restore CD. Follow the on-screen instructions from the restore CD. Once windows is installed update windows. When finished it is now time to add the old 5400Rpm drive. Shut down the system. You will need to change the jumper on the on the 5400Rpm drive. Set the jumper to Slave and insert it into an open bay. Connect the data cable and power cable. Check that all cables are fully connected. Boot you're system. Windows should load. You're 5400Rpm drive will most likely be labeled as letter E. You can change the drive letter order by opening the run window. Click Start and in the run window type in: diskmgmt.msc than click ok. Open Help. Click, help topics. Click on disk management.
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Is it formatted ? Does it have a drive letter associated to it? If not then either format it (right click on My computer -> click Manage -> click Disk Management. Now right click the drive if it is showing there and either create partitions and/or format it if it not already formatted.
If it's already formatted, and you just need to assign a drive letter, then in Disk Management, right click the drive and click Change Drive Letter and Paths and assign an unused drive letter, say Z.
Close Computer Management and open My Computer. The new drive should show up now.
A slave drive is defined by removing the jumper (pin sleeve) completely from the drive. Then go into your BIOS and if it doesn't auto-detect as slave, manually change the settings and you'll be good. You shouldn't have to go into your BIOS.
If you can see it as slave in BIOS, but not in Windows that means the drive is not formatted properly and to do so, Right click on My Computer in Windows and goto Manage. It should load the Computer Management window. From there goto Disk Management under Storage in the left side browser. You should see the Hard Drive there, right click on that and format it.