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How do you turn a hard drive from master to slave

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Hi,

To set a IDE Hard Drive as Slave you would need to change the jumpers/pins on the back of the drive

See this link Here

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SOURCE: need master slave configuration

First set the jumper pin for master or slave configuration as provided in the cover of the hard disk.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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u ll have a jumper which is located at the back where u hv ur power supply pin.. there u ll hv one pin with 6 needles on which a plastic jumper ll be there only on 2 of the six needles. that plastic jumper may be in slave mode do remove the jumper and place it in master mode.....
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SOURCE: what kind of master/slave used

Hi

The WD schematic diagrams here should tell you everything you need to know:

http://www.wdc.com/en/library/eide/2579-001037.pdf

Good luck!

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You should have a jumper configuration written somewhere on the front (up) side of the hard Disk ... Look there, or look just around the Pins... Look for M, S, CS (Master, Slave, Cable Select)

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