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Trying to install the drive on my laptop, but it

Trying to install the drive on my laptop but it refuses to be seen as anything but the slave drive. How do I switch it to master? It has no jumpers on it.

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SOURCE: Trying to install the drive on my laptop, but it

This is quite strange, since without jumpers you should get a master device, not a slave one. Check with Western Digital 2.5 EIDE jumper sheet:

http://support.wdc.com/images/kb/4-Pin_JumperBlock.JPG

Verify that there are no "stealth" jumpers (small flat ones without the black plastic guard) and that the pins are not bent or shorted.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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I'm trying to increase hard disk space on a Dell


Hi.

The Dell Inspiron 1100 is a laptop whereas the Dell Dimension 2400 is a desktop pc.

The hard drives are incompatible because they are a different size, plus the Inspiron only supports one hard drive so you can't install a slave device. The only way to increase hard disk space is to buy a large capacity internal IDE laptop drive or an external hard drive.



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How to set a toshiba hard drive to slave?


Power off the Toshiba laptop. Remove the power cord and the battery.

Turn the laptop upside down and remove the panel where the hard drive goes with a screwdriver.

Depending on the model of Toshiba laptop being worked on, this may include the entire bottom panel, a panel covering both hard drive slots or a panel covering the empty second slave hard drive slot.

Install the second hard drive by inserting it into the open slot.

Replace the opened cover.

Replace the battery and power cord.

Turn on the computer.

The second hard drive is automatically configured as the slave drive.

Depending on the operating system and previous status of the slave hard drive, it may need to be partitioned or formatted before being used by the operating system.


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I too have a Asus CM5570 I love the machine; yet I have another SATA drive that I was very interested in installing in myself as a slave drive and a another CD drive to copy some music in the internal DVD...


If it's like the CMM570-AP002 I've seen, your system has enough spare SATA ports and power connectors for two additional drives. With SATA you don't have to worry about master/slave drives like you did with IDE; just plug each drive into a separate SATA port.

Installation is pretty simple and straightforward, and you can use the existing drives as guides. If it stops booting after installation, check the BIOS and make sure it's still trying to boot from the right hard drive. If you haven't done it before, consider looking up dedicated guides to drive installation and BIOS editing.

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How do we recover without losing anything?


Remove the disk-drive.

Purchase a newer, faster, bigger, disk-drive, and install Windows onto it.

Then, connect the "old" disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive.

Copy "all" your files from the "old" disk to the "new" disk.

Then, disconnect the "old" disk.

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Won't see the dvd drive I installed


No, the slave/master settings are for hard drives. You need to install the CD that came with the DVD- it will have the drivers on it that you need. If you don't have the CD, you can google your dvd make and model number with the word "driver" after it, and sometimes you can find free downloads, and others you have to pay for. Try the CD that came with the DVD first, that's your best shot. Hope this helps.

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Trying to install the drive on my laptop, but it refuses to be seen as anything but the slave drive. How do I switch it to master? It has no jumpers on it.


This is quite strange, since without jumpers you should get a master device, not a slave one. Check with Western Digital 2.5 EIDE jumper sheet:

http://support.wdc.com/images/kb/4-Pin_JumperBlock.JPG

Verify that there are no "stealth" jumpers (small flat ones without the black plastic guard) and that the pins are not bent or shorted.

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Replaced hard drive in Toshiba Tecra M9. Laptop.now refuses to re


Look on the back edge of your old HDD where all the gold pins are and on one side there is a group of 4 pins in two rows of two... and see if there is a tiny jumper installed across two of them (white or black about 1/8" tall and 1/16th wide).

Now look on the new HDD and see if there is one there. The NEW HDD must be set up exactly like the OLD one or it won't be detected by BIOS or Windows.

I am beginning to think your LT has the CD as MASTER and the HDD as SLAVE, which may require adding or removing a jumper. Some new ones come with, some without ;-) I didn't think of this earlier

Check that. Email me the result

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Yes it is possible but you need to set it up as a dual boot system with XP installed on the 2nd drive (slave drive).

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Slave pin settings


hi frined

remove your hard disk jumper & u r hard will be slave

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Hard drive instalation


To slave the Maxtor you remove the jumper or jumpers

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