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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.
if you want to boot from this drive, please set the jumper to the master position.
if this drive is for additional storage, please set the jumper to slave. and make sure 1st hard drive is set to master.
if this is the only drive in the system, please set the jumper to single or remove the jumper.
there will be a chart telling you which pins are for which setting in the jumper area, which is between the data plug and the power plug on the back of your HDD.
main thing that will cause drives to not work is 2 jumpers on the same cable and they both are set to the same thng.. i.e. master/master or slave/slave. also, if one is set to single drive it will likely bypass the slave drive.
why would you need one ? Maxtor has a jumper label on their face that is all the info you'll need to operate this HDD , the rest is in the OS set up NTFS or FAT32 , stick with the NTFS and you'll have no problems , the jumper label indicates using as a master , Slave or a Cable select , the IDE cable in your computer if using an ATA HDD has two connections the top one is the master the lower one is the slave , if the HDD is a SATA it has its own special connection which is marked SATA
I assume you have two IDE controllers? IDE1 and IDE2, I'll try to help, the primary HD needs to have the pin set to primary and the secondary set to slave, if you're running both of these drives off of the same ribbon cable. You may have to go into your BIOS settings and check to make sure the Primary HD is the WD drive.
If you have you primary HDD set on Cable select, and the secondary HDD is set on anything other then Cable select (with the jumper settings on the back of the HDD) then there will be an error.. Also, if you primary is set to master/slave and the same for the secondary, it will cause problems.
Another thought, if one of your drives is SATA and the other IDE, if the IDE is set to master, there may be an issue as SATA HDD's will try to post as the master drive