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I have a 40 pin ide cable connected to my existing hard drive,i have just purchased a diamond max 21 , 250gb hard drive, which cable do i need for this

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    I have a 500 GB sata II HD with only 40 pin. MB does not support SATA II connection. Is there a way I can install this HD

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    I have a 500 GB HD and my MB only supports 40 pin. HD has SATA II is there a way to install this hard drive.

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    I have 500 Gb SATAII HD. My motherboard does not support the connection. Is there a way to have this Hard drive iinstalled on my system.

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    500 GB hard drive with SATA II connections. Motherboard does not support this. Is there a way to install on my dimension 2400 system

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Hard drive has sata connection, but only got 40 pin ide cables

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You can use your existing 40pin EIDE cabele for this drive, however check your motherboard for a SATA connector, as this drive can run EIDE or SATA, naturally the SATA connection is much faster and I would recomend using the SATA connector if your motherboard is compatible.

Hope this helps

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I have a working hard drive (Barracuda 7200.7) from a 2007 HP Pavilion a430n that contains files that I would like to retrieve.


Your description has me confused. I'm not clear on which power and data cables you are using. You described pulling one cable from first hard drive and connecting it to your second drive. Extra power connections should have been in a loose wire bundle somewhere in the computer. (Often they are tucked into an unused drive bay.)

The SR1720NX has 2 SATA controllers and two IDE controllers. Thus it can have 2 SATA and 4 IDE devices. The computer sometimes shipped with a SATA hard drive or an IDE hard drive. In all cases, the hard drives must be connected to the data cable (and to the motherboard) and then the power connection from the power supply has to be connected. So there should be 2 cables plugged into each drive. The optical drive is usually an IDE drive for this model, also a master drive.

The IDE power connection is a large 4-pin Molex connector; the SATA power cables are a smaller 5 pin connector. There is also a small 4 pin connector that powers a floppy drive, if present. IDE data cables are a wide 40-pin ribbon cable (sometimes an 80-pin cable for master/slave). The SATA data cable is a 15 pin cable.

First make sure that the jumper on the drive from the A430n is across the two pins in the second position (counting from the side away from the power connection). This is the cable select option. Next make sure that the IDE cable is firmly connected to both drives and the motherboard. (I've sometimes loosened the data cable while connecting the drives.) Finally check that the appropriate power cables are firmly connected to all the drives. Then power up the computer. (With the second drive on the Slave connection, if the device on the Master connection isn't powered up/recognized, then weird things may occur.)

BTW: you should be alert to the power needs for the computer. The original power supply could be overloaded with the extra drive. You might be better off using an external drive enclosure (USB) or a USB/SATA/IDE dongle that leaves the drive out in the open. Connect these with extreme care following the directions for when to connect the power supply. Some enclosures won't work without reformatting the drive - you do not want one of those.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Nov 24, 2011 | Seagate Computers & Internet

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Computer dosen't turn on. i ran the hard disk test it says "hard disk not exist"


There could be two possible problems here: A bad cable or a bad hard drive.

If you have a desktop computer, you could try swapping the cables over from your CD drive with your hard drive.

Failing that you need to get a replacement hard drive.

If you have a desktop computer, you need to check the connections on the existing drive or motherboard to see if you have a ribbon cable that connects to the drive and the drive has lots of pins to connect it, (IDE or PATA) or a narrow red or yellow (SATA) cable. You will need to get a 3.5" hard drive.

If you have a laptop computer, you also need to check the connections on the existing drive, if it has pins (IDE or PATA) 2.5" drive or if it has L shaped connections (SATA)

You will also need to reinstall the operating system from its installation CDs or backup disks. If you don't have them, you will need to obtain them from your manufacturer.

Jul 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a maxtor 51536h3 harddrive, I need to know the jumper settings for running single as a master and slave to transfer the data to another harddrive. THANKS


If you have two hard drives on the same IDE cable, then set one as Master and the other as slave.Set which ever one has your operating system on it as the master (though it doesn't really matter). Once you get them both plugged in and your computer boots up. You should see both drives and can transfer data as you see fit.

Mar 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Need to know which is master, slave and cable select


these may vary depending on the make of your hard drive

enable cable select:I:: master or single driveI:::

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
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 ?

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The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
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

hope this helps

Jan 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do i set the jumper when installing diamond max plus 9 80gb as a 2nd disk what does cs enabled mean thank you


CS means Cable Select .Parallel data cable have two conectors.If you set jumper set on CS ,in this way ,example,you have two HDD when you plug parallel data cable in middle connector ,1 Hard drive working like Master ,2 HDD work like slave,if you plug in last connector First HDD working like slave,second HDD Master.
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Aug 04, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Have rs480m motherboard need the 2pin sequence to hook up the hard drive ''e-machine t6520''


I assume you are looking to connect another hard drive in your computer.
Most desktop computers have two IDE controllers.
The 1st controller will have the "C" drive set to Master (MA) and there maybe another drive CD or DVD drive on the same IDE cable, if so the drive will be set to Slave (SL) or if you intend to install a drive on this cable.
The 2nd. IDE controller and cable can have hard drive or CD/DVD drives too but the drives must be set to either Master or Slave - BOTH drives in the one cable CANNOT be set the same.

Most CD/DVD drives have a label showing the jumper setting for Master (MA), Slave (SL)and Cable Select (CS).
You only need a single jumper and it is inserted in a vertical position.
There are a group of 6 pins (3 columns of 2 pins) next to the 40 pin IDE connector.
The Slave setting is usually the middle set of pins.

Nov 29, 2009 | E-Machines T6520 PC Desktop

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Adding old hard disk. 20 GB Quantum Fireball Ict, in Dell 9200 PC


if it's old it's probably IDE also known as PATA. it looks like a wide ribbon. There should be a header on the motherboard that looks exactly like the plug on the back of the hard drive. It will be labeled IDE1 probably if you have it. Old motherboards used to have 2 IDE headers, modern ones have one or none. The ribbon will have three plugs--one for the mobo, and then two spaced closer together for the master and the slave. You need to hook it to the appropriate plug (master if it's the only device on the ribbon) and make sure the jumpers on the HD are set properly to make it self-identify as the master. Good luck!

Nov 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 9200 PC Desktop

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How does the ide cable connect to the hard drive i don't see any pins for the master, i see pins for the slave I see what looks like tabs where the pins should be, do these need to be removed or is there...


The IDE cable has a connector that has a plastic notch in the middle of the connector and this matches the recess on the IDE connector socket on the hard drive. If it doesn't have a notch on the connector on the IDE cable then the connector needs to be plugged into the hard drive with the red stripe on the cable adjacent to the power connector.
The MASTER (MA), SLAVE (SL), and CS jumper settings are usually located bwtween the IDE and power connectors. The jumper connects only two pins across the rows of pins. If the hard drive is the main boot drive it is jumpered as MASTER on to be connected to the IDE cable on the first IDE controller. If the hard drive is connected on the first IDE controller as the second drive then it is jumpered as the SLAVE.
If the hard drive is connected to the second IDE controller then it can be jumpered as MASTER if nothing else in on the same IDE cable.

Oct 10, 2009 | Western Digital (WD3200JS) 320 GB Hard...

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Vista OS computer does not see WD400 connected externally via USB to IDE cable.


Purchased a USB to IDE cable. Looked like it was communicating with the hard drive (WD400) my computer did not see the drive. (Vista OS).

Western Digital customer service recommended that I change the jumper pin to position #4 on the hard drive and install inside the computer as a an additional slave drive.

Worked perfectly.

Oct 08, 2009 | Western Digital Caviar 40 GB Hard Drive

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Installing hard drive on this model


Hi,
Sure why not.
You,ll need a ribbon cable also 40 or 80 strand IDE Cable. to connect from hard-drive to Motherboard. If you have an existing connector already in. this should be In IDE 1 Or Primary slot ( on motherboard ) there should also be a secondary IDE Slot.
connect ribbon to IDE 2 Or secondary slot, and to hard-drive.
ensure the jumper on the hard-drive is set to Slave Or Master, if your running another device from that same cable, set to Master/Slave alternate to hard Drive.
Good luck and go for It.
Power Off first.
Motherboards are,nt too happy about Static.
Mike @ compurepair.

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