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I have a maxtor 40 gig hard drive IDE. Do you know the pin position to make this hard drive the slave

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Well..more information on your computer would be helpful. can you supply that?

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I have a maxtor 51536h3 harddrive, I need to know the jumper settings for running single as a master and slave to transfer the data to another harddrive. THANKS


If you have two hard drives on the same IDE cable, then set one as Master and the other as slave.Set which ever one has your operating system on it as the master (though it doesn't really matter). Once you get them both plugged in and your computer boots up. You should see both drives and can transfer data as you see fit.

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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 pin a maxtor 40 gig hard drive? I want toi jumper it so it runs continuus withe the 40 gig hard drive I have with a operating system or how do I have two operating systems in the same computer I...


If you are using the older style hard drive, the main drive will be the master and the other the slave. The master has the pin up and down in the middle position and the slave should be the second to the last on the right when looking at it from the back. There should also be a diagram on the top of it. Double check me though, just going by memory. I know you are aware but.....make sure the computer is off and don't forget to plug in the power plug. The computer should "find" it on boot up and give it a name, probably D or E.

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Jumper off will set the drive to slave. If you can connect both drives to the same ribbon cable with the master on the end & the slave to the second connector. Look at your bios as win is booting up to see if shows the drive as slave, you will not be able to copy windows as a operating system off of the drive, but should be able to copy files.

Good luck on your endevors.

Lee

Nov 12, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I need t know where to find a setting chart for ata 30 gig maxtor, for master and slave


hope u r a professional..
howevr, rememberthe master jumper is always in a vertical position along or just beside the ide cable port/pata port..
for details contact system admin/vendor....

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I have an old maxtor hard drive 40 gig, nad my PC couldn't recogn


just need to set the jumper so this will work as the slave

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The first jumper goes up and down on the two pins just beside the IDE cable slot and the other jumper goes across the top two pins next to it

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If one of the jumpers shorts two pins and the other jumper is a single pin short, remove the two pin jumper. The single pin jumper should be located on the pin at the far upper right corner. should be set as a slave at that point.

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how many pins in that hard drve?..let me analyze to you this, if the hard is in front of you, you'll see the connection of the ide cable and power cable, then the jumper setting pins is in your left,am i right?..so the pins is figure like this, : : : ., is that right?..the first pin(from top to bottom)is the master, and second one, is the slave and the last is cable select..

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