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I have a Maxtor QMP20000AS-a drive What is the jumper settings

I need to find the jumper setting for this drive to config it as master.

Secondly is this drive a SCSI drive. I dont have users manual for this drive so would appreciate if someone has a copy or can suggest where a copy can be obtained
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First of all SCSI drives are not configured as Master or Slave, they are assigned a SCSI ID. Your SCSI controller is usually SCSI ID 7 (not sure why) but you can usually remove all the jumpers and that would be SCSI ID 0. you can have as many hard drives attached to your SCSI controller so long as each one has a unique SCSI ID and is not assigned SCSI ID 7. I know this is not for your drive but look HERE to get a basic idea of how to assign SCSI ID's to hard drives.

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What settings in the bios with maxtor as slve and quantom fireball as master


There are no settings in the BIOS for setting up master ans slave drives.
The hard drives have jumpers for configuring master and Slave drives.
If your hard drives are IDE/PATA hard drives and you intend to install these drives on the same IDE cable then you can set the jumper on Quantum drive as Master and the Maxtor on Slave.
I suggest that you install the Quantum as master on the 1st IDE cable and the Maxtor as Master on the 2nd IDE cable for maximum data transfer rate between the two hard drived.
Any other devices that are connected to these IDE cables will need to be jumpered as Slave devices.

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. The drive is the Maxtor


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
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IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


Master/Slave designation is determined by jumpers on IDE drives. Most drives have adequate markings on them to identify these jumper positions. If not marked clearly, you will need the manufacturer's data to determine that designation.
If you are curious about a working system just power-up in set-up mode (usually by depressing (f1-or-f2) during boot-up sequence, your system-bios will display this information for you.

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I have a maxtor quantum fireball plus as 20.5 hard drive. i want to set it to slave. how do i set the jumpers?


on maxtor drives, you will find the jumper within a cluster of 9 pins. if you look on the bottom of the drive, on the circuit board, the pins should be labeled "ms" "cs" and such. the "ms" and "cs" stand for "master" and "cable select". you rarely use the true "slave" setting anymore, more often than not' "slave" drives are set to "cable select" and are attached to the middle, slave position on the ide cable. in "cable select" mode, the cable decides what device is master and what is slave, depending upon the devices' position on the ide cable.

to set the drive to "slave", set the jumper so that it only has 1 pin under it, and doesnt actually jump any pins, or just take the jumper out. only use the "slave" setting if the "master" device on the same ide cable is actually set to "master".

if the master device is actually set to "cable select" then you will have to set the slave device also to "cable select" and the middle position on the ide cable will set it automatically to be a slave. , instead of using the jumper to make it the "slave".

to set the drive as "cable select", which is what i would recommend, use the jumper to connect the 2 pins which are labeled "cs", the 2nd position from the bottom position on most older maxtor drives, and attach this hard drive to the middle connector of the ide cable.

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How do you set the jumpers the Maxtor Quantum Fireball Plus AS 20.5 GB hard drive


Jumper settings for Seagate and Maxtor IDE (ATA) harddrives,

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=196299&NewLang=en

Follow the chart examples under the second heading down >

Maxtor (and Quantum) drives follow the jumper configuration noted below.

If I may also add;

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds1-JmbhGRM

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbboeMO7b8&feature=channel

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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.

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here is a poster of Maxtors jumper settings for each kind of drive.

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Old maxtor harddrive


Most Maxtor Drives have jumper setting so that if "Jumper 50" is set; the two pins farthest from the power jack, is Master Drive. No pin jumper set, Slave or Cable Select. I hope this helps.

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