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Hello there. Your model of notebook hard drive is available on http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/dk/2/2jumpb.html . From here you can see the diagram explaning the different Master, Slave and CSEL selection.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Maxtor 52049U4 20GB hard drive jumper settings

There should be a diagram showing how you should set the jumper. Set it according to what you want it to be and it should begin to should up. You can set it as Master, Slave, or Cable Select.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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SOURCE: 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:

http://www.seagate.com/images/support/en/us/mxo_ata_jumpers.gif

The first drive above is a DiamondMax 1750, and

the 2nd is a DiamondMax 4320

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Maxtor hard drive

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SOURCE: maxtor hard drive jumper setting for model 6v200e0

Serial ATA drives don't need master/slave jumpers. You can choose "computer select". In fact, you should be a ble to run an ATA drive with no jumper. When you enter set up, it should automatically be recognized with the right bios version.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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SOURCE: maxtor hard drive model 54098h8 where do I put jumper for main drive

on the model 54098h8 this is a IDE drive and was in service in the mid 2000 era. most drives warranty expired by 2003.

the jumper postion is for J50 which is MASTER with jumper ON and SLAVE OFF See photo below or look on this link

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/manuals/d540x-4k_guide.pdf

All material contained herein Copyright © 1999 Maxtor Corporation.Contents and specifications subject to change ®
without notice.DiamondMax™, MaxBlast™ Plus and MaxFax™ are trademarks of Maxtor

this is a photo of the master from the PDF
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Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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