|There are two pairs of pins on laptop IDE hard drive headers that do not plug into the laptop's connector. One pair you install a jumper on to set it to Slave, the other pair you install a jumper on to set it to Cable Select.|
The drive does not come with a jumper for that, unless it was previously installed in a system that had two drives.
If there is only one place you can install a hard drive, the drive is set to Master when there is no jumper installed, and it should be detected fine by the bios if there's nothing wrong with your laptop or the drive.
If there are two places you can install a hard drive
- if you have only one hard drive it should be installed in the primary bay and it needs no jumper
- if you have two hard drives installed, either
- one should be installed in the primary bay and it needs no jumper, the other is installed in the secondary bay and it needs a jumper to set it to Slave
- both drives need to be jumpered to Cable Select