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Here is the way for setting the jumpers on your disk:
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I need the installation book to install it.

The power connector (Molex) has a red wire (one of four) - the data wire has a red stripe on one side - the red stripes go toward each other. If you have a 80 conductor data ribbonn cable, this is for "Cable Select" position in the shorting plug. If yours is 40 conductor, you are NOT cable select. The Master or '0' drive goes at the end of the cable while a slave or '1' drive attached to the plug close to the end plug. The other plug of course goes to the mother board. Look for a small '1' on the motherboard (red srtripe). Use either Cable Select (if appropriate) or Master (if appropriate) or Slave (if appropriate) when selecting the shorting pins on the back of the device.

For your info, the little connector you will find inside adjacent the Molex is called a Mini Molex.

The Master is where the device "C" should reside (and have your operating system). All other drive designations will be set by your BIOS.

If you need more help, go to and look up your drive for complete instructions. I think they have downloadable "tools' there to help you as well.

I hope this information helps you ... Thanks for your quesiton @

Feb 14, 2012 | Seagate DB35 ST3160215ACE - 160GB -...

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Reset pins to original position

There is normally a pin diagram printed on each Seagate disk drive that would show you the correct pins for setting the drive as a Master, Slave or using Cable Select.

Jan 10, 2012 | Seagate (ST36423A) 6.4 GB Hard Drive

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Need to know where to set slave pin

The pin settings are nest to the power connector.
If the location is not shown on the label then it will be marked on the circuit board.
MA = Master
SL = Slave
CS = Cable select

Sep 28, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB...

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How to set master, slave settings in sata hdd


In first HDD put the jumper in first vertical pair of pins from power socket side, it will become master and second HDD put jumper in second vertical pair of pins from power socket side it will become slave.



Feb 02, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB...

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Can I use this Hard Drive as a slave on my PC ?.


Ofcourse you can, look at the top of the hard drive to find the jumper settings lable, change the jumper so the drive is slave.

Then connect it to your computer with a ide cable, if you have another hard drive on the same cable the other hard drive needs to be set as master, and be preferably on the end of the cable and slave on the center of the cable.

Then check your bios / cmos / cmos setup / computer setup, right when you turn on the computer to see if the hard drive is detected and properly installed.

heres a video on how to use bios

if everything is okay it should show up in windows, if it doesn' then right click on my computer, select manage, then on left side select disk management, you may have to initialize and or partition the disk first before it shows up on my computer.

Thanks and good luck.

May 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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WD drive won't work as master when Seagate 80GB drive connected as slave.


The jumpers on the Seagate must be set to slave.

otherwise they are conflicting for the Active partion and bootloader.


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Slave jumper setting

SATA drives don't have jumper settings.

You can set master/slave in BIOS.

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