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Jumper Positions on the TOS MK4026GAX drive

I need to try and slave this little drive on a desktop (minitower) PC; but I can't figure out which jumper position is best. No matter how I jumper it; the primary drive won't boot into Windows. The drive circuit board isn't labeled for using jumpers (naturally), so I've been doing the "trial and error" method.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Jumper Positions on the TOS MK4026GAX drive

Check the primary drive. Maybe the jumper for that is set to master/SINGLE drive. You need to change it to accept a slave drive alongside it.
Let me know if this helps.


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