I have a Maxtor 31536H2 Hard Drive 20GB, and I am trying to add another HD so I have more HD space on my computer. The S/N N20987 manufactured in 05JUL2000, and I am trying to use it as a master and my new HD as my slave drive. It shows the new drive in the BIOS , but does not show it in the "my computer" section. It shows only: Jumper Master/Single Slave J50 On Off
It does not have a diagram to show the jumper settings on it. Can you show me a diagram of how the jumper settings should be on the drive. I have tried many things, and I am done trying. I need help.
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normally you dont need any software to install the HD if its a newer computer (last couple of years) just check your jumper settings, it should show you on the HD where to put the jumper for master / slave.
If your putting it in as a second HD for more space you will want to put the jumper on the back of the drive to "slave" and attach it to the same cable as the hard drive in your computer already.
"The 2nd row, is for DS(Master): only 1 drive in PC, or the drive that you want to boot up from.
The 3rd row, is CS Enabled: Cable select, the computer desides wich harddisk is master and wich one is slave
The 4th is cap limit: windows cannot run on harddisks that are to big,
like 300gb, so putting jumper on cap limit (capacity limit) makes it
smaller for windows to use it.
The 5th row has no use, or i don't know what it does, either of that 2."
I would like to add about the DS (Slave) setting. It is used if there is another drive present on the system which you want to boot from. It will become a spare Hard Disk.
Here is a picture of a maxtor drive indicating where to find model number and jumper settings.
To fix/restore to full capacity, you may need to delete the existing partition and re-partition then reformat again.
Most old computers have limitations on the CMOS/BIOS as to how big the capacity of the HD that it can recognize. Windows however would recognize big HD size and therefore can partition, format and check.
Alternately, a third party disk utility program may be used such as Partition Magic.
Hope this be of some use/help. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Below is an image of a Maxtor 3.5 HD settings as shown on the actual HD. If you are connecting 2 of them in a single IDE flat cable/strip, one must be master and the other must be slave. Jumper settings on the left is for master, the second is for slave.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.