Jumpers-Cable Select on Hard Drive.

  prince midas 16:12 18 May 07

I have just fitted a hard drive internal Fixed Disk.
It does not require any jumpers because it is a slave.
But the technical boy in the workshop says I would be better fitting a jumper on the 2nd posion Vertical as a cable select.What does he mean & do I have to alter the main boot drive jumper as well?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:21 18 May 07

can you access the drive in windows?

Cable select only works if you have 80 wire ribbon cables and then both drives on the cable need to be CS.

If your otherdrive is set as master on the end of the ribbon cable and this one is set as slave on the middle of the cable then you shpuld be able to access it ok in windows.

If it does not show up in My computer then look for it in disk management and initialise and format it.

  prince midas 16:34 18 May 07

I have 80 wire ribbon cable & yes I can see it in windows but it works both as slave without jumper & again when i alter to ribbon select. Is there any advantage in setting to ribbon select or am i better leaving alone as disk i with jumper set to master master and no jumper on slave. What are the pros and cons?

  rawprawn 17:04 18 May 07

Personally I don't think it matters which configuration you choose. It should work equally well both ways.

  prince midas 17:22 18 May 07

Thanks guys will leave it as it is.

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