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Hard drive jumpers?

Can some one tell me what to put jumpers on if i already have 2 hdds in one as master and one as slave and this HDD shows on it a pic with 4 pins one pic having jumper on the 2 on the right which says "Limit to 1.5 Gb/s operation" and the other without any jumper says "3 Gb/s operation" and it came with the jumper on the right? any help would be great thanks.

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  • Matt Marley Mar 19, 2008

    Also its Sata drive

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Well, I am guessing that you are adding an HDD? Anyway, I would try it on 3gb/s operation, and if you computer starts crashing, then put in on 1.5.

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