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iudoe

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Hi,
Iíve just purchased a Maxtor IDE harddrive and after getting it home I realise that itís base is exposed displaying circuitry etc.It appears as if itís missing something (a cover perhaps) as I canít remember ever seeing such a thing before. The harddrives that Iíve had in the past have all been self contained as far as I can recall.

I bought it at a really good price - first hand and Iím beginning to wonder if thatís the reason. What do you think? My intention is to use it as a backup drive and mount it in an external box. Will it matter that the electronics are showing? I guess when backing up data you want to feel confident in the media that you will be using.

My second query is this:

At the moment the various drives I have already installed are set up like this:

Pri. Master - Yes
Pri. Slave - None
Sec. Master - CD-ROM
Sec. Slave - CD-ROM

So if I set the jumpers for this new harddrive to Pri.Slave (presuming itís ok to use it as it is) will that work?

Thanks in advance.
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that is normal
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