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I have an extra HDD laying around, so I figured to put it to use. Its a Fujitsu MPD3043AT.
The computer Im putting it in is a Gateway 840GM and the current HDD that it has is a ST3250823AS (Im pretty sure this is it http://www.seagate.c...81,632,00.html)

Im in need of help with how to install this HDD. Mainly with the jumpers.
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Heres the jumper settings for the Fujitsu MPD3043AT

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So with the Jumper I just put it on the 4 and 3 spots? Then i just plug the power and ribbon cable into the HDD?

And does it matter if the HDD has a older Version of windows installed then what i am running? And how would I get that off the fastest way?
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So with the Jumper I just put it on the 4 and 3 spots

Yes

Then i just plug the power and ribbon cable into the HDD

Yes
does it matter if the HDD has a older Version of windows installed

No,as slave HDD won't boot to drive

Q.Seagate is Sata rght?

Old HDD is slave center ide on which ribbon ?
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Q.Seagate is Sata rght?

Old HDD is slave center ide on which ribbon ?

???

Could you explain your Q. a little more. I wont be able to answeer tho for a little bit cause im going to bed now, so ill get back in the morning.
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According to the hard drive ST3250823AS,it is a serial ata hard disk(SATA).
These do not use a ribbon type Ide cable ,it has a small flat lead, orange or red usually.which not have master/slave jumpering.

If you plan to connect the old Hard drive to the Ide ribbon the (large grey flat cable)

1.Old HDD would be sharing on the DVD/CD drive ide cable as a slave in middle connector of Ide ribbon,which will be OK

2. Old HDD will be on a second ide connector (most motherboards have 2 ide ports) seperate to DVD/CD drive .In this case Old HDD would need to be set to Master at end position of ide ribbon and old Os may cause a problem.

If this is the case then temporarily connect Old HDD (as in 1.) and transfer files as needed.

You can then format Old HDD and return it to Master position on second ide.(as in 2)

Hope this is clearer.CheersHarald
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Ummm, I looked inside my computer and:
I didn't see and available connection spots on the cord that goes to my CD/DVD drives.

And I also didn't see any other cables like the one that goes to my CD/DVD drives.

Will a pic of the inside of my computer help?
Or do i need to buy another Cable like the one that goes to my CD/DVD drives?

Edited by Bamsk8ter13, 29 June 2006 - 07:00 PM.

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I have done some research and am only guessing the motherboard may be an Abit AV8,
The pic would help or the motherboard Model no. usually located in the area above the graphics card but below Processor.
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Ok, Give me a few mins and ill get you both.
Just to make sure.
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I looked and I didnt know what number it is, But The Ultimate Troubleshooter said that my Motherboard Model number is D945GBI.

Here Are some pic. Sory for the bad qulity. I didnt want to have to disconect ever thing.

http://i4.tinypic.com/1693yom.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/1693wnm.jpg
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Thanks for pics and number.Have looked for manual with no luck.

Is there a second IDE connector near first ribbon on M/board

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No, But there is 4 of slots for the red wire that goes to my other HDD. But I donmt think that helps...

But there is this other slot that is sown in pic 2 But i think its a 40 pin ide, right?

http://i4.tinypic.com/16bc4g3.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/16bc4lf.jpg
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No unfortunately its a floppy disk port(34 pin) should be marked FDD.
Seems you have plenty of sata ports (this is good)

A Few Suggestions:
1.you can change the lead for the cd/dvd to a multi 3 or 4 connector.HDD will still be slave.
This may slow dvd read write to system somewhat.

2.Purchase an ide PCI card to enable extra ide connections.
This would be more efficient,you could also remove slave DVD and attach it as master via ide PCI card.

3. Purchase an external usb2.0 hard drive Case to mount HDD Use via usb.
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No unfortunately its a floppy disk port(34 pin) should be marked FDD.
Seems you have plenty of sata ports (this is good)

A Few Suggestions:
1.you can change the lead for the cd/dvd to a multi 3 or 4 connector.HDD will still be slave.
This may slow dvd read write to system somewhat.

2.Purchase an ide PCI card to enable extra ide connections.
This would be more efficient,you could also remove slave DVD and attach it as master via ide PCI card.

3. Purchase an external usb2.0 hard drive Case to mount HDD Use via usb.



Well taht suxs, But thanks for all the help!
Ill try number 2. Seems like the best way to go.
I found a few of them aredy. If you dont mind, would M501-1018 be a good one?
http://www.tigerdire...e...&image1.y=5

Thanks again!

Edited by Bamsk8ter13, 01 July 2006 - 01:19 PM.

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Yes that would be fine.Cheers Harald
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