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HDD Question...

By riZen2003
Jan 4, 2006
  1. I'm only using one hard drive and I don't have any jumpers on the hard drive. Will the mobo recognize it without the jumper in? Do I really need that jumper cause I don't seem to have one :(. And If I need one can I go out to like CompUSA and just get one?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Perhaps it is a SATA hard drive? You don't need any jumpers on these. Whether your motherboard supports SATA hard drive is another matter..
     
  3. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 107

    Most IDE drives need jumpers only when they are not used as MASTER.
    It would be very helpful for us if you could tell us what kind of hdd do you have(you can try programs like Sandra or Everest to find out if you don't know).
     
  4. riZen2003

    riZen2003 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 107

    Great drive, no problem!
    May your data be safe with it, it's a S-ATA and you don't need any jumper!
     
  6. riZen2003

    riZen2003 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So what does S-ATA mean? Can I just plug it in and it'll work without the jumpers? In the future if I get the same harddrive will it work also without the jumpers telling it to be master or slave?
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    SATA is the new hard drive standard that is Completely Different from the ATA/IDE standard. Forget everything you know about master/slave and jumpers.
     
  8. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 107

    To be more precise...

    I hope this will make you understand exactly what's all about.
     
  9. riZen2003

    riZen2003 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you all for the info. It really helped me out.
     
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