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Jumper Settings for External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by nsarun, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. nsarun

    nsarun Member

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    Hello Hard Drive Companions,

    I am trying to assemble an external Hard Drive. AddLogix USB/Firewire Enclosure + Toshiba MK8026GAX 80GB in it. I presume I just have to connect it (pin-1 to pin-1 of course), plug it and I am ready to go isnt it? Do I have to set the Master/Slave jumper or something? My XP-Pro Laptop make the dwidly sound but the Drive is not mapped there. Waited long enough...to no avail!!

    Can you tell me what I am doing Wrong Please....
     
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    try master setting if the standard 3.5" ide drive. if 2.5" laptop drive does not need jumper as i have a 40gig wd hd with no jumper
     
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    Mine is a 2.5" drive. I had done as you recommended. Without a Jumper. Which defaults to Master. with the result I explained earlier.

    Thanks much.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    like i said in my post i use a 2.5" wd with no jumper & done the same with a 6.4gig from ibm & a toshiba 20gig. does windows see the usb/firewire storage device & is it partitioned & formated. you might have to use 2 usb connectors to laptop to supply it with enough power to be seen by windows or an external power adapter to the drive
     
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  5. nsarun

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    I am using 2 USB cables and the disk seems to be running well. Both (disk and enclosure) are brand new. So the disk is not formatted I guess!! Do they come formatted or we have to format it? any recos? NTFS Vs FAT32...

    Thanks a lot for your help!!
     
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    has to be partitioned & formated 1st. ntfs is seen as nondos by win98 & me so it is up to you which way to go. me i use fat32 as most of my customers use win98 & xp sees it with no problem
     
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    To format it and partition it, I should first of all see a drive letter mapped in my windows explorer, right, my friend? Like a E:\ or a F:\ or something? Then I can format it and partition it, right?

    This itself is not happening. Since hard disks are seldom bad, I guess I have a defective enclosure.

    Whajya think, ddw? Thanks for your patient replies and helping self, mate.
     
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    Great link ddp!!!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    got it saved in my favorites just post it & let the individual do the work not me/us
     
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    Thanks ddp Bro, This is a fantastic link. God Bless!!

     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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