HDD Slave jumper?

  lonemascot 23:34 07 Jul 08

I have a Hitachi HDD SATA2.
P/N 0A36497
250 GB

There is no diagram and I need to make the drive a slave.

There is the connection for power, connection to the motherboard and a hole with 2 single pins coming out. Are these the two that need bridging?

Please help.

  DieSse 23:50 07 Jul 08

SATA drives do not have master/slave jumpers.

As there is only one drive per data cable, they are not necessary.

  lonemascot 23:53 07 Jul 08

I have one HDD with XP (one I want to recover data from) and one with Vista (my new HDD).

How does the PC know which is the right HDD to boot from?

  DieSse 00:10 08 Jul 08

You connect one to SATA channel 0 and one to SATA channel 1. Check in the BIOS that the system is set to boot from SATA 0.

Some motherboards are more than a touch confusing on which drive to booy from - a good read of the motherboard manual may be called for if the BIOS does not have explicit settings.

  DieSse 00:11 08 Jul 08

Or experiment !!

  DieSse 00:14 08 Jul 08

I just saw your other thread - unfortunately you were not given the right answer - but it raises a question.

Do you have two SATA drives, or one SATA and one IDE?

  lonemascot 21:43 08 Jul 08

just plugged it in made sure the bios saw the correct capacity and hey presto.

had issues with Vista giving me permission to access the only file i wanted to keep though. its too secure for its own good!

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