Primary / Master / Slave etc..

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  1. mondaynightmike

    mondaynightmike New Member

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    Just a question really, when setting up hard drive or CD drives / DVD drivers how does that little stopper actually work?

    Like you set one to master, and another to slave but how does the hard drive know?

    Is it because the stopper is metal and when put over the two pins, it makes a connection and this is how the drive knows?
     
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    Dj_MikeyMike New Member

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    Yes.. it basically connects the 2 prods together which tells the motherboard wether its master/slave/cable select
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Yep...FYI the "stopper" is called a jumper. You'll often hear people talk about jumper settings and what the really mean is what pins do you have your jumper on. Jumpers usually always cover 2 pins and that makes an electrical connection that the circuts on the drive understand.
     

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