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Two Maxtor hard drives - Master 6Y080L0 and Slave 6K040L0 Jumper set as Master for the 80 and no jumper for the 40. These are the identical settings shown printed on both drives. I beleive the cable/ribbon is an 80 and it is connected to the Blue No.1 IDE socket on the ASRock Motherboard. Cable/ribbon connected - end to the Master (80) and middle to the Slave (40). This is recognised by the system BIOS etc and drives work correctly. Have also tested connection using jumpers for Cable Select which works equally correctly. Norton System Works however announces on Boot Up "Protection Attention - Access Denied Drive F:"

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Essential you have one license allowed and it checks the primary HD via its 'utilities function', and only does a general scan of slave. Since you did not mention Norton version nor your OS general assist here. You might consider going into Options and having it scan both HDs, worked for me.

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(Master) - The vertical jumper over the J50 pins is configuring the drive as a Master. The horizontal jumper over the J48 and J46 pins is in the Storage position.
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