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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you want to know more on how to setup the drive as Master or Slave yo can refer to the link below. It contains the jumper setup on how to set it as Master, Slave and Cable Select. Make sure you have 2 Jumpers


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Hitachi Jumper Installation Guide


If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya.

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