Quantum Fireball Jumper Settings

October 28, 2010 at 07:07:32
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro
I have a Quantum Fireball Plus LM 30GB 3.5 series HD. Serial # GTLA:LM30A011-01-A 30.DAT. I have an older Compaq Deskpro and want to clone the HD which is only 1GB to the Quantum 30GB drive and I need to know what the jumper settings should be on the HD. I need the slave setting first and then once cloned, this drive will become the master. I will have one other drive besides the master.
Thanks for your assistance.
John

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#1
October 28, 2010 at 07:18:18
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...

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Stuart


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#2
October 28, 2010 at 19:57:30
If the 1 gig drive originally came with the deskpro it's likely that bios won't see a 30 gig drive.

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#3
October 29, 2010 at 05:54:23
Thanks to both Stuart and Dave. I have only one jumper pin connector - is it OK to use just the one?
Also, how would I reset the bios to recognize the 30GB drive? Thanks.

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#4
October 29, 2010 at 06:10:33
According to the charts you need two jumpers so two jumpers it has to be.

You cannot reset the BIOS to read a 30 Gb disk. It has to be built into the BIOS and if it is not there the only thing that will put it there is a BIOS update if one is available.

Try it and see but make sure the BIOS is set to LBA mode. If it doesn't have LBA mode then it will never work,

Stuart


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#5
October 29, 2010 at 07:41:32
Thanks Stuart - I'll give it a try and see what happens. Take care.

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#6
October 29, 2010 at 19:33:09
You can probably get by with just one jumper unless you're using the cylinder limiting jumper also. I'm fairly certain the horizontal jumper positions are spares and aren't needed. Note that in the first diagram the horizontal jumper only covers one pin.

If the bios doesn't see the 30 gig drive you should probably use the cylinder limiting jumper (CLJ). That lets the bios see it as a smaller drive rather than no drive at all. You then install drive overlay software to access the drive's entire capacity.

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#7
October 29, 2010 at 20:56:35
Thanks Dave. Hopefully I can get to it over the weekend.

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#8
March 21, 2011 at 00:07:13
@blueagle

the pics on Maxtor's page are incorrect. I have 2 of those drives (still working after all these years). The correct jumper settings for your drive are here
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9783...
and as DAVEINCAPS noted, you can use a single jumper. You might also note that it's possible that the "DS", "CS", and "PK" are printed on the bottom of the drive on the PCB at the position of the pinouts for the jumper.


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