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WHICH IS WHICH? THEY ARE NOT MARKED, AND WHICH ONE DO I USE AS SLAVE OR MASTER WITH A NON SAMSUNG DRIVE?

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Which hard drive is if not a samsung so i can get the imformation from the net

Master/Slave designation is determined by jumpers on IDE drives. Most drives have adequate markings on them to identify these jumper positions. If not marked clearly, you will need the manufacturer's data to determine that designation.
If you are curious about a working system just power-up in set-up mode (usually by depressing (f1-or-f2) during boot-up sequence, your system-bios will display this information for you.
Jumpers for a PC hard drive are next to the power connector. Mostly in between the power connector and the data cable connector. These are used for setting up Master/Slave settings and also to limit capacity of the HDD seen by PC BIOS on some older hard disks. Usually settings which are selected by jumper setting to various locations are printed on the hard disk information sticker.
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Need verbage on jumper settings for Master/Slave, & cable select. I cannotput my hands on a manual and am moving it to a new system. Thanks. //Jim//


Hello,

There are three jumpers on the back of the unit marked MST, SLA & CAB or something like that.

If it will be the only drive in the system you are putting it in connect it to the black connector (or if they are not colored to the end connector). And use the MST (master) jumper.

If it will be the second drive connect it to the grey connector (or if they are not colored the second connector from the end) and use the SLA (slave) jumper.

Note that there can be only one slave and one master drive on the cable so if there is already a drive on the cable check to see if it is set up as a master or a slave drive and set the new one as the opposite.

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Master/slave settings on sp411c samsung drive please SATA


The SATA hard drive did not have master/slave setting at the hard drive
if you want to make the hard drive as master just connect your hard drive to SATA 1 slot at Motherboard
and id you want to make the hard drive as slave just connect your hard drive to SATA 2 slot at *********** board

i hope this helpful
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Can i put a samsung non sata sp1604n hard drive in an hp pavilion p6310y desktop as a slave drive ?? the sp1604n is not a sata type hard drive, but the master that came with it is. the master is a western...


Unless the motherboard in your system is different from the one shown on HP's site, the answer is no, you can't install the drive. At least you can't install it without additional hardware, which I'll describe in a moment. It looks like this board only has SATA connections for drives, which is becoming more common. So there is no conventional (i.e., old-fashioned) IDE connector for the data cable used by your Samsung drive. There's no place to plug the in the drive.

What you'll need if you want to use a parallel IDE drive is an expansion card like this one. There are many similar cards; I'm just using this one as a sample. The card installs in one of the PCI-E slots on your motherboard, and it provides the IDE connection you need. In addition to the card, you'll need an 80-conductor ATA-133 IDE cable.

With SATA drives, there isn't the master/slave designation since each SATA device has a direct connection to the motherboard. With the parallel cable, you can have two devices connected, so one needs to be designated as the master and the other one as the slave. The master is the drive connected to the plug physically at the end of the cable, and the slave is the middle plug. When you install your Samsung drive, set it for "master" or "single" drive as required. Some drives have a special jumper setting when used alone, while others need to be set as master even if there is no slave drive present. The jumper settings are usually marked on the drive, or you can check at Samsung's website.

Hope this has helped. Thanks for using Fixya!

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How do you set master slave on this drive


On the back of the drive, there is a group of 8 pins grouped in 4 pairs next to the power connector. 3 of these will be marked MA (master or master with slave), SL (slave), and CS (cable select).
The Teac may have the jumper selection printed on the label on the drive.

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Need IDE jumber settings.


There is a little jumper block on the rear of a DVD. by IDE connector. on the case above there will be a Table marked . Master: Slave: CS. Now, you must set the jumper as to your drive's position. IE: Master or Slave, Master is on the plug at the END of the ribbon, the Slave is on the "Other" one. Accordingly the Master has the Master Jumper ON, the Slave the Slave Jumper ON. CS is Cable Select. It isn't all that used.

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Bios Fail to detect Local Disk C and DVD-RW


I'm going to make an assumption here and guess that you have both hard drive and cdrom plugged into the same IDE cable. I think you have either 2 masters or 2 slaves and that is why the bios can't see them. On any one cable you can have a master and a slave. Drives have to be jumpered to configure them as a master, slave, or cable select. Cable select requires a certain kind of cable but in that system the master is the drive plugged into the first plug-in away from the motherboard or the middle plug and the slave is the second one or end plug on cable. If you can jumper cable select and then plug the hard drive into the middle plug on the IDE ribbon and the CD rom to the end one then you'll have a master and a slave. Bios should then read the drives. If that doesn't work then you have to jumper the hard drive to master and cdrom to slave. The cdrom is marked on the back as to which jumpers you use. MS/SL/CS. master/slave/cable select. The hard drive usually has jumper settings on the front of the drive but you might have to look up on manufacturer's web site. Most computers use cable select now.

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You wont have pin numbers however it will be marked sla or sl..Also there's also cs(cable select) mode where in the computer will automatically detect the master first hdd as master and the second one as slave..

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