How To Set The Jumper Setting On Samsung (PATA) Hard Disk Drive?

Setting The Jumper On Your Hard Disk Drive

Use the common jumper settings for Samsung hard disk drives that are listed below. Please verify the jumper setting by checking the label on your hard disk drive.

Important: If you partitioned and formatted your hard disk drive, with the General or 32 GB pin setting, and now need to use the opposite pin setting; remember to partition and format the drive again after changing the pin settings.

Samsung Jumper Setting

Configuring your Hard Disk Drive (Master, Slave, or Cable Select) – Setting the Jumper

  • If this is the only HDD in your computer, set the pin setting to Master.
  • If this is the second HDD in your computer, set the pin setting to Slave.
  • If this is the second HDD in your computer, and the first drive is set to Cable Select, set the pin setting to Cable Select.
  • If you are replacing the HDD in your computer, set the jumper setting to match that of the drive you are replacing.

Cable Select:

    • This setting is the default setting for PATA/IDE hard disk drives. With the Cable Select jumper setting, the BIOS determines whether a hard disk drive is Set as Master or Set as Slave by it’s position on the UDMA cable.
    • If the hard disk drive jumper is set to Cable Select and is connected to the black connector on the end of the UDMA cable, it is recognized as Set as Master for that PATA controller.
    • If the hard disk drive jumper is set to Cable Select and is connected to the grey connector on the middle of the UDMA cable, it is recognized as Set as Slave for that PATA controller.Note:When using Cable Select, your system must meet the following conditions:
      • Your systems host controller must support Cable Select.
      • Your hard drives must support Cable Select.
      • Your cable must support Cable Select.

Set as Master:

  • Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable with a hard disk drive Set as Slave, jumper one hard disk drive to Set as Master, and the other to Set as Slave.
  • Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable and the Cable Select setting is not recognized.

 

Set as Slave:

  • Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable with a hard disk drive Set as Master, jumper one hard disk drive to Set as Master, and the other to Set as Slave.
  • Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable and the Cable Select setting is not recognized.

32 GB Clip Setting:

Use this on computers manufactured before November 1998 when either you start up your computer and see the message, “Hard disk drive controller failure“, or your system stops responding during the boot process after installing a new drive. This occurs when the hard disk drive is too large for the BIOS to support.

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