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In my pc hds728080pla380 hard drive was in master mode. when I put anothor sata drive, Hitachi drive got in to slave mode. when I removed other drive Hitachi drive did not come to master mode. how can I change it to master mode again?

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SOURCE: need master slave configuration

First set the jumper pin for master or slave configuration as provided in the cover of the hard disk.

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I would tend to agree that if the ports are set to autodetect it would suggest that they are looking for drives, but go through every item in your bios just to make sure that there isn't some obscure spot where the port is turned off.

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SOURCE: pin connection for 'master ..slave

I assume these are IDE drives since SATA doesn't require jumper settings. . .You will need to set the primary drive jumper to master[ma] & the secondary drive jumper to slave[sl]. Some systems require dual hdd systems to have both set to the cable select[cs] jumper. Check your motherboard or system manufacturer manual to see which setup your system requires. If you lost the manual most manufacturers have it availablr on their website under the support link. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: How to make sata hard disk a slave???

Look at the jumper settings. These jumpers are located near the data cable and the power port of the hard disk. Usually by default, this jumper is set to "Master". To make it a slave, just remove the black or blue jumper or please refer to the jumper guide table printed in you hard disk's label.

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Hi there.

Since your hard drive is a SATA drive, there is no such thing as master and slave drive anymore.

All you need to do is plug it into your new computer (assuming there is an extra slot for a hard drive in there). You will need an extra plug from your power supply that will plug into the hard drive as well as a SATA cable that will plug your hard drive into the motherboard.

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There should be, look on the rear of the drive, close to the SATA and power connectors, you should see the jumper connections as well.

It varies from drive to drive, but the jumper setting could be engraved near the connector, look of SL for a slave setting.

If no, look on the label on the top of the drive, there should be the jumper settings listed there.
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The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

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The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


? single or master :::::

master with slave ::'::

???????????????? slave? :::':

note the plastic jumper is ' located at the rear of the hard drive next to the IDE/SATA lead/s

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I bought a hard drive HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 and want to know how to tap into the power of the PC, or is that enough to connect to SATA cable only? and also how I would put it in slave, because it is...

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All you can do is connect the drive you want as master to the first SATA header,slave to the second,and then set the boot priority in BIOS.
They don't have jumper pins like the old days.
Post again if you have questions,and if this helps would you rate my post?

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