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Need abit more details here. If it's windows 7, then you need to unplug all the drives exept the one you want the O.S. on. Get back to me.
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May 22, 2013 | Dell POWEREDGE R610 (4640223) Server
if its a sata hard drive there are no jumper settings the larger driver should take the job as primary
if you have an ide hard drive
you can find the jumper location next to the power on a hard drive and the settings for plastic jumper location is usually printed on the top of a hard drive
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 ::'::
black line between dots is plastic jumper
note the plastic jumper is ' located at the rear of the hard drive between the EIDE and electrical lead/s
for the sata
What You Need
Refer to your computer system documentation to see if your system supports Serial ATA on the motherboard and to locate the Serial ATA connector.
If your system does not have a Serial ATA connector on the motherboard, you must purchase a Serial ATA host adapter that is compatible with your computer and operating system and install it with the appropriate device driver according to the host adapter manufacturers installation instructions.
Note: See our list of companies that sell Serial ATA components including host adapters, cables, and power adapters.
1. Attach one end of the drive interface cable to the Serial ATA interface connector on your computers motherboard or Serial ATA host adapter (see your computer manual for connector locations). Host adapter configuration is shown below.
Note: Serial ATA connectors are keyed to ensure correct orientation.
2. Attach the interface and power cables to the drive.
3. Secure the drive using four 6-32 UNC mounting screws in either the side-mounting or bottom-mounting holes. Insert the screws no more than 0.20 inches (5.08 mm) into the bottom-mounting holes and no more than 0.14 inches (3.55 mm) into the side-mounting holes.
Note: Do not overtighten the screws or use metric screws. This may damage
Configuring the BIOS
Close your computer case and restart your computer. Your computer may automatically detect your new drive. If your computer does not automatically detect your new drive, follow the steps below.
1. Restart your computer. While the computer restarts, run the system setup program (sometimes called BIOS or CMOS setup). This is usually done by pressing a special key, such as DELETE, ESC, or F1 or F2 during the startup process.
2. Within the system setup program, instruct the system to auto detect your new drive.
3. Save the settings and exit the setup program. When your computer restarts, it should recognize your new drive. If your system still doesnt recognize your new drive, see the troubleshooting section on the back of this sheet.
Note: Serial ATA is a new interface type.
Some older systems may see the drive and classify it as a SCSI device if you are using a Serial ATA host adapter. This is normal even though this is not a SCSI disc drive. Many systems BIOS will not identify a Serial ATA drive connected to a PCI SATA host adapter.
This is because a PCI SATA Host Adapter has its own BIOS which is used to identify hard drives connected to it which is separate from the BIOS of the computer.
To determine whether or not the SATA Host Adapter is detecting the Serial ATA hard drive, please consult the documentation provided by the Serial ATA Host Adapters manufacturer. This does not affect drive performance or capacity.
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