Hard Drive, Jumper? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2006, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,130
Default Hard Drive, Jumper?

i was reading up on this WD Caviar i wanted to get and they said that it does come with 'jumpers' the SATA 80GB 7200RPM, and it is necessary since its SATAII, whats a 'jumper' and what do i need it for?

john3 is offline  
Old 04-12-2006, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,571
Send a message via MSN to Ste

Provide Link, I do not know about SATA Drives however with EIDE Drives and SCSI Drives, jumpers are Used to set Master, Slave and Cable select, For SCSI Driver jumpers/terminators are used to terminate Drive Chains and Set the Drives ID. My SATA Drive does have Jumpers, but I always though that SATA didn't need jumper settings. :/

Ste is offline  
Old 04-12-2006, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,130

someone said it on a review of the WD Caviar 80GB 7200rpm 8mb cache on newegg.
john3 is offline  
Old 04-12-2006, 08:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 905

Yeah, you just need it to set a hard drive to master or slave. If you're only going to have one hard drive, you don't need to worry, because most likely it will already be set on the setting you need it on.
cyrax is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.