Question about Western Digital (WD3200JS) 320 GB Hard Drive
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Posted on Apr 09, 2008
I have one of these drives as well in my HP Desktop m7640n and it no longer boots in my desktop so I pulled it, purchased a new desktop and wanted to put this as a slave to recover my files. Is this possible if there is no slave setting? And if it is not possible to make it a slave, how do I go about recovering my files?
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
Support can be found at Seagate.com in case this is not the exact drive. The model number you listed was not an exact match.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
SOURCE: SATA HDD make SLAVE
IDE Cable with 3 connectors (you have 1 or need to buy 1) :
- blue: conn to motherboard
- black: conn to master HD
- grey: conn to slave HD
Cable (select:) cable will auto detect with most modern HD's from same type (SATA it was i think) and you need to go to you're BIOS, set up cable select for the HD's. Maybe best to set up master first, not both at same time. If you have a SATA and ATA set up the master first, then other. So if SATA is slafe but it in grey connector, otherwise black. For an ATA you might need a converter cable for the power, most motherboards don't have 1.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
There are no master/slave settings on SATA drives because each drive has its own cable. The drive order is determined by what SATA port they are plugged into, or by the BIOS configuration.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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