jumper configuration table on 5.25 ide HDD

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by Shinnen, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Shinnen

    Shinnen Member

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    Hi all,
    Is it me, or is the jumper configuration table on 5.25" ide drives needlessly complex. These tables don't seem to mirror the actual jumper pin structure (4 rows of two pins :):::); instead they show 4 rows across and three rows down. I'm sure there's some reason for it, but for most BDUs, who really only want to know what jumper goes where, for slave and master, this seems like overkill.
    ...... john
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    There were some other functions on those IIRC which were usually on the label.

    Cable Select all the way brah.
     
  3. Shinnen

    Shinnen Member

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    Hi beers,
    Thanks for replying. Cable select eh? That brings up another problem I'm having. I'll start another thread for it though.
    ....... john
     
  4. Shinnen

    Shinnen Member

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    Hi,
    I have resolved the problem. I won't say figured it out, because I'm not sure what I corrected.
    I wiped the WD drive, and cloned my OS from the backup onto it (all with Lazesoft). Now the backup drive
    shows in Windows when I boot from the WD drive. So ..... problem fixed.
    I have one other question though. After wiping the WD drive and cloning the OS onto it from my
    backup, I've noticed that there are two small partitions, in addition to the large one.
    One is unallocated, 10.31mb, and the other NTFS, 141.20mb of which only 5.00mb is used. Any idea what
    these partitions are there for?
    Thanks,
    ...... john
     

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