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Which jumper is slave on my disc drive?

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

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Re: Which jumper is slave on my disc drive?

Greetings my friend...Put it to cable select mode(CS) so that the cable will automatically set your existing HDD as master and the new one as slave!
Good luck!

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Re: Which jumper is slave on my disc drive?

I have a samsung spo8o2n taken out of my old pc....ive built a new pc and want to put all the 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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