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Old 03-10-2005, 07:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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well i installed my hard drive today and its got 3 socket things on it. One for the power cable, one for the SATA cable and on for something else. Its a bit smaller than the power cable that is used for the floppy drive and it has 4 pins.

What is it?

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Old 03-10-2005, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its for jumper configurations.
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if i dont do anything to it, will everything work ok ? lol
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Since when do SATA HDD's have jumpers?

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Old 03-10-2005, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They got jumpers, but not the same as regular IDE jumpers.

Generally it comes with spots for SATA power cable, SATA data cable, and your regular 4pin molex..you plug in either the 4pin or the sata power connector, not both though
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it doesnt come with a spot for a regular molex. Just the sata data cable (the thin red one) and a SATA power cable which plugs into a molex.
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They got jumpers, but not the same as regular IDE jumpers.
Mine didn't, what do the jumpers do?
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