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Notebook HDD jumper...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jarheadk5, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Which side should it go on?

    Looking at old drive with metal case UP; long row of pins are to the left, jumper pins are to the right.

    Currently the jumper is on the RIGHT-HAND set of jumper pins, but my father-in-law was trying to recover data from this drive, and I don't know if he had to change the jumper or not.

    Anyone know?

    It's a Toshiba 80GB drive, going in a Dell Inspiron 8200 if that matters. There's no guidance on the drive label or in Dell's documentation I've found...
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Jumpers are usually for:


    CS - Cable Select
    DS - Drive Select
    SP - Slave Present

    I've never heard of a "data recovery" jumper... they are typically to help you tell the BIOS whether there are multiple drives attached to a single IDE channel and how to identify each one (allowing the cable to create master / slave priority) or by hard jumpering the drives instead.

    BTW -> A google search of "Toshiba 80GB jumper settings" seemd to find some relevant stuff. Most HDD manufacturers will publish tech specs (with jumper diagrams) on their sites.


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  3. jarheadk5

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    Apparently I'm Google-retarded (as I already knew... :mad: ).
    I can't find anything instructive on where the jumper needs to go, or if it even needs to be there. The most informative thing I found was a statement in some forum that if there's nothing on the drive label about a jumper, it probably doesn't need one.

    Oh well, gotta go to work anyway... I'll mess with this later. Thanks, Greg!
     
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    Ive never used a jumper on a laptop drive... Try it without it or experiment. It shouldn't damage the drive if you try it in different positions.
     
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    Most laptop drives are default either CS or master, I've used a jumper on a lappy drive before but it isn't often necessary...why not use the drive without jumpers on a single IDE channel (I tend to use an external "caddy" to recover stuff from laptop drives when necessary)
     

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