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Trying to hook up Seagate drive using USB connector


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BigJimKel

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I have a Seagate 80gb from a rebuild (used a new sata drive and gave that computer to my brother). I am trying to use usb connector cables to hook up the 80gb as an external drive but my computer would not recognize it. I tried using a 20gb drive and it was recognized right away, but not the 80gb. I am running win XP sp2. Help!!! :)
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Grandad Phillip

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Check how the jumper on the 20Gb disk you tried is configured (ie slave or master) then make sure the jumper on 80Gb disk is configured same. For external use most drives need to have jumper set to 'master' otherwise system won't see it.

Edited by Grandad Phillip, 07 December 2008 - 05:45 AM.

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Thanks, Grandad Phillip, the 80gb is set to slave. I will pick up yhe usb cables from my friend at work tomorrow and try hooking it up again. Thanks very much.
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