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Check out this site that has a diagram. With Maxtor being acquired by Seagate, it could be found here:
Posted on May 01, 2008
Note: when the jumpers on this link are -(horizontal) they are stowed in a storage position, when they are l (vertical)they are in place. Most often hard drives are put in cable select allowing their placement on the ribbon cable to determine which is master and which is slave.
Posted on May 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Before doing anything, the user should completely shut down and unplug the computer to prevent electrocution or computer damage. Remove the computer's side panel so that the hard drive is displayed in order to find the jumpers on the IDE drive. Disconnect the power and IDE cables from the hard drive to access the drive better. The hard drive's jumpers are the small, black pegs on the back of the drive. These pegs fit over small metal conductors and assign the IDE drive's role. The user can remove the jumpers by prying them off of their current conductors with his/her fingernails or a small screwdriver. The jumpers can then be relocated to other conductors in order to assign a role to the IDE drive. The user should be very careful while handling the Maxtor jumpers as they are fragile and very important.Each IDE drive model is different but most have three basic settings: Cable Select, Master, and Slave. Each setting is described below.
Cable Select is a Maxtor jumper setting that is the default for virtually all IDE drives. Cable Select allows an IDE drive to naturally become either a Master or Slave depending on the cable used. Cable Select is a neutral setting and is also often used when a user only has one IDE device installed or when a device is neither a Master or a Slave, such as a Floppy Disk drive.
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