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Jumper settings for a Maxtor hard drive, Model 87000D8

I have data on a Maxtor hard drive, Model 87000D8 that I need to retrieve, I want to slave it in and then I can recover the data.
I need to know the jumper settings for this hard drive.
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Re: Jumper settings for a Maxtor hard drive, Model...

This looks like documentation from the time but it is not from a manufacturer's site.

near bottom of page.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

Re: Jumper settings for a Maxtor hard drive, Model 87000D8 - Maxtor Hard Drive Hard Drives

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I need the jumper positions f9or the maxtor 256

I'd need a better model number, however the general jumper for most maxtor drives is J50 on = master, off = slave or cable select.
/j50 is usually closest to the data cable and the jumper goes on vertically.

Feb 25, 2011 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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How the jumper setting is done for maxtor n256j50

If this is an IDE/PATA hard drive then the jumper settings are marked on the circuit board.
MA = master
SL = slave
CS = cable select
If this hard drive is the one installed on the Primary IDE controller the the jumper has to be set to Master. If it won't boot up then the jumper needs to be set to Cable select.

If this hard drive is a second hard drive and is connected to the 2nd connector on the IDE data cable that is connected to the primary IDE controller then the jumper must be set to Slave.

If this hard drive is a second hard drive and is connected to the secondary IDE controller and there is no other drive on the IDE data cable other than this hard disk the the jumper can be set to either Master or Slave.
If there is a CD drive on this cable too then the drives on this data cable then the jumpers on each drive must be set differently, they cannot be set the same jumper setting.

Feb 09, 2011 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I want to add another hard drive and need to know how to set the jumpers on my maxtor 90645d3 please help.ty

if you want to boot from this drive, please set the jumper to the master position.

if this drive is for additional storage, please set the jumper to slave. and make sure 1st hard drive is set to master.

if this is the only drive in the system, please set the jumper to single or remove the jumper.

there will be a chart telling you which pins are for which setting in the jumper area, which is between the data plug and the power plug on the back of your HDD.

main thing that will cause drives to not work is 2 jumpers on the same cable and they both are set to the same thng.. i.e. master/master or slave/slave. also, if one is set to single drive it will likely bypass the slave drive.

Jan 25, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I need jumper settings for maxtor n256 model 96147h6 i wish to run it as a slave pls help. thx

For use as slave there is no jumper connected. (Master on/slave off0

Oct 04, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Jumper settings for a maxtor N256 master with slave

Select the maxtor HDD as master by setting the Jumper to the extreme left of the hdd; i.e. next to the data cable.
Remove all jumpers from the other HDD which you want to put as slave.

Sep 02, 2009 | Maxtor DiamondMax 80 (96147H6) 61.4 GB...

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Jumper settings for a Maxtor hard drive, Model 87000D8

Here's the chart that lists the jumper settings for all of the various models of Maxtor hard drives:

The first drive above is a DiamondMax 1750, and

the 2nd is a DiamondMax 4320

Feb 08, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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+---+---+---+---+---+ |J50|J48|J46|J44|J42| +-------------------------------------+---+---+---+---+---+ | Master/Slave | | | | | | | Only Drive in single drive system* | J | | | | | +-------------------------------------+---+---+---+---+---+ | Master in a dual drive system* | J | | | | | +-------------------------------------+---+---+---+---+---+ | Slave in a dual drive system | O | | | | | +-------------------------------------+---+---+---+---+---+ | Cable Select | | | | | | | Disabled* | | O | | | | +-------------------------------------+---+---+---+---+---+ | Enabled | | J | | | | +-------------------------------------+---+---+---+---+---+ J=Jumpered O=Open *=Default

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Jumper Settings

another place to look is on the circuit board where the jumpers are connected you'll see : MS, CS, CAB, a space and TXD.


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