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Old 09-15-2008, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Usually when I go to sites that tell me how to do this. It says something about "Master" or "Slave" and it is this point where they show a picture of where to set a frame around some needles. However I don't know where these needles are located on he hard-drive. Could someone please tell me?
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the hard drives model number? If it's a SATA, it doesn't have or need any.
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It's SATA. (It has a little thin cable) if that's true that I have that then what do I do?
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The pins are located on the back of the hard drive where you plug in the cables.

For sata hard drives, there is no need to set master/slave jumpers. Just plug in the sata cable and power cable and your set to go.
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It's SATA. (It has a little thin cable) if that's true that I have that then what do I do?

Seagate Technology - How To Install and Troubleshoot Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drives
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It isn't detecting it. I think it may think that it's a DVD Drive. But it detects both when I go to properties and in Bios. Where do I get the driver because I can't find it at the Seagate site.

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I think that you have to format your drive first before you can see it.
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How do I format? And you mean the drive I'm trying to install right?
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Right-click on "My Computer", than choose "Manage" than choose "Disk Management"

Yes, only format the new one your trying to install. Choose NTFS for the file format.
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If it doesn't give you the option to format it, you might have to activate the physical disk by clicking on the drive button on the left.
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