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How do you set a samsung ide hd to master mode

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  • arrowllc Apr 13, 2008

    o o o o o

    o o o o

    DEVICE0

    (MASTER)

    o o o o o

    o o o o



    o = jumpers



    which one do I set

  • arrowllc Apr 13, 2008

    model HDT725032VLAT80

  • arrowllc Apr 13, 2008

    this site aligned left, the second row (4 pins) should all be moved one space right

  • arrowllc Apr 13, 2008

    this is a Hitachi Deskstar HDT725032VLAT80

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Hello arrowllc

That will depend on (1) the model hard disk drive (HDD) and (2) whether or not the HDD is the only drive on that IDE channel.

If you'd still like to use the Master/Slave configuration after reading my suggestions below, please, let us know what the model number of the HDD is and we'll be happy to provide that information for you.

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The easiest thing to do would be to place the HDD in "Cable Select" mode (look for the jumper pins labeled CS) and place the 2nd device (if there is one) on that same CS cable in CS mode as well.

The master device in a CS configuration should be on the LAST connector of the CS cable - farthest away from the motherboard IDE channel connection. The slave drive should be connected between the motherboard and the primary (master) drive.

If you choose to use CS jumpering, you will need to be sure and use a CS (high density (80 wire) ATA/IDE cable) and not one of the older type (40 wire) ATA/IDE cables.

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 13, 2008

    A caveat w/ respect to using CS is that your motherboard must support it. You'll know it doesn't if, when you try to plug in a CS cable, it doesn't fit.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 13, 2008

    Please, go HERE for further explanations regarding the cabling. You'll see some pics towards the bottom that can be helpful.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 13, 2008

    We really need to know the model number of the hard disk drive in order to give you that information.



    Is there a reason you are unable to give us that information? (e.g. model number not visible on the hard disk drive label?)


  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 13, 2008

    Thank you for the HDD model no., arrowllc. I'll look up that information for you and post back here shortly.


  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 13, 2008

    Please, go HERE for a diagram of common jumper settings for Samsung HDDs.



    I haven't found a listing for this particular HDD yet. Please, try the common setting for setting a Samsung HDD to Master. If that doesn't work, please, let us know. We'll continue to search until we find a solution for you.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 13, 2008

    Ah. It's a Hitachi. OK. That explains why I didn't find it under Samsung listings.



    I look it up under Hitachi (formerly IBM by the way).


  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 13, 2008



    HERE is Hitachi's listing for your HDD.



    Please, refer to page (1) of THIS manual for the jumper configuration for your HDD.



    Please, let us know if we can be of any more assistance. We will be glad to help. Just hold off on assigning ratings to the experts' contributions until you're OK and have everything you need.



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    Thank you

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Hi arrowllc

    I see you're question has been answered - that you have the information you need. Hopefully, you've been able to install your new hard disk drive successfully.



    Thank you for the "FixYa" rating! :)



    Thank you also for using FixYa. Please, come back any time you have questions or problems that you need help w/. We're here to help.



    BJ @:)

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To set a Hard Disk to master mode is quite simple. On the side of the Hard Disk that has the power hook-up and data hook-up, there is also a small section of usually about 8 little prongs, and you'll see something that looks like somebody stuck something on those prongs. It is called a jumper, and it can put the hard disk in various states such as Master, Slave, Cable Select, and more. You usually cant use a hard drive without a jumper, so don't lose it. On either the top or bottom of the HD, there should be various information about the HD. You should also see a diagram of about 8 squares, just like the 8 prongs next to the power and data connections on the HD. Find the one for Single or Master, switch the jumper to the position it tells you to, and you'll be all set!

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