Jumper Settings for IBM Desktar - Help!

Posted on 2005-04-22
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
We have some 40 GB IBM Deskstar Drives.  The sticker on the drive shows four DIFFERENT sets of jumper settings for the drive.

Settings for 16 heads, 15 heads, 32GB Clip and Auto Spin Disable??

If I'm using these drives with modern computers whose systems are already capable of seeing large drives, which settings should I pay attention to? Has anyone run into these and what works best?

Thanks in advance!
Question by:zenportafino
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It is probably best to use the settings for 16 heads, no 32 GB limit and not to disable auto-spin. Are these SCSI drives btw?
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Callandor earned 1200 total points
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I've had a few of these drives - just don't jumper these:
15 heads - treat the drive as having 15 heads
32GB Clip - limit the drive to 32GB
Auto Spin Disable - keep the drive spinning all the time (no power down)

I don't think you need to jump 16 heads either, but my memory is failing me.

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No they are IDE - I have to choose a category first (16,15,32GB or AutoSpin Disable) After I choose the category then I can choose jumper settings for: Device 0 (Master),  Device 1 (Slave), Cable Select or Forcing Dev 1 present.

I think this sticker is nutty but that's just me.
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There used to be a site, www.pc-disk.de with lots of info on many drives. If you have the model number you could go there and see if there's anything useful to find.
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There's also this site for IBM drives: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/jumpers.htm

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