Re: Vista Will NOT Recognize 2nd SATA Hard Drive!
> I was laboring under the impression that SATA drives had no Master/Slave
> jumper settings. In fact, my brand new Seagate 250 GB Notebook Hard
> Drive did NOT come with any jumpers. But, lo and behold, after shutting
> down the laptop and removing the 2nd HD once again, I discovered some
> "prongs" on the back of the 2.5" SATA drive that looked suspiciously
> like jumper settings. After going to several local computer stores I was
> able to find a small jumper which was graciously given to me by the Geek
> Squad at Best Buy. Using my trusty tweezers I inserted the jumper into
> the back of the SATA, re-installed it and powered up the laptop. To my
> utter amazement my 2nd HD was now showing up in Disk Management and
> Explorer as well.
> Who said SATA drives don't have any jumper settings?
Could the jumper have been to forse SATA II to 150MB/s SATA I mode?
Depending on the computer you install the drive into it may or may not
need the jumper.