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Configuring master and slave drives

I have an old IBM hard disk (540 MB). Can I use it as a slave drive, if my primary drive is a Maxtor 30G? If so, how can I change the jumper setting?

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Make sure that the Maxtor drive is configured as master and not "computer select" (CS). Then make sure the IBM drive is set as a slave. If you don't have documentation for jumper settings, you'll have to look them up yourself. You can use a search engine to find the information you need. Alternatively, you can set them both to CS, but make sure you have an 80-conductor cable.


This was first published in June 2004

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