hope you can help me, ive had a maxtor diamondplus 9 80 gb hdd running as my slave hard drive for bout 3 years with no probs.
but now the bios cant read the hard drive as its product name only the family name calypso, have done some research and found out this indicates a firmware problem,but not sure how to flash the hard drive with th firmware to rectify the problem have u any ideas.
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Most computers 'nowadays' dont really need jumper settings, usually the best approach is to have all your drives on the same ribbon cable, on "cable select" if thats not an option, 'slave slave(or just slave depending on the drive)' will work just fine.
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
First, never use a Maxtor HDD as a slave to a CDROM/DVD, doesn't work and tends to cause stability issues. So try swapping the jumper on the CD/DVD to slave and setting the Maxtor to Master, this should get it working.
Second, if it is showing up as 33GB, you have the Jumpers set to limit capacity(designed to avoid troubles on older systems. If this is the case, you likely have a single jumper in the center row of pins between the power and data cables. If it only works as master at the moment, then you likely have the neter row(limit size pins) and the one closest to the data cable(Master Pin) both plugged in.
Change your DVD/CD to slave, remove the limiting jumper and ensure the Master jumper is installed on the Maxtor, then be sure the end connector on the ATA(likely marked master) is plugged into the Maxtor and the middle connector(Slave) is plugged into the DVD/CD, this should have you all fixed up.
On the back of the hdd you will see a row of little pins in groups of 2 vertically. It will be marked either right above the pins or on the top of the hdd above the pins, ma, sl, cs. The setting for slave is sl. Put the plastic jumper cap on those 2 pins & it is set for slave. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.