Mechanical sata hard drive with jumper setting?


  1. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Mechanical sata hard drive with jumper setting?


    I have a sata hard drive "samsung sp2004c" and i noticed the hard drive causing a problem such as my system taking longer to startup and using crystal disk info where it says if the drive is good it says unknown and is greyed out.

    Is there something im not doing right?
    Ps: the jumper settings doesnt have the peg to set slave, master etc and as far as i know those settings dont mater when it comes to sata....right?
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  2. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    quicksilverstud said:
    (snip)

    Ps: the jumper settings doesnt have the peg to set slave, master etc and as far as i know those settings dont mater when it comes to sata....right?
    Right.

    I found a data sheet on the drive, from 2005. I don't know what the life expectancy is of such a 200GB HD, but it may have exceeded it.
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  3. Posts : 2,313
    Windows 10
       #3

    The jumper is to do with the SATA speed of what you are plugging into, nothing to do with PATA/EIDE jumpers.
    Around about then HDD were changing from EIDE to SATA, so the drive is around 15 years old.
    These days that capacity is not very useful, and the age makes it rather dubious to use.
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  4. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    A hard drive of that era will be quite slow compared with more modern drives. Drives have not needed to use jumper settings for quite some time.
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  5. Posts : 17,351
    Windows 11 Pro
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    quicksilverstud said:
    Is there something im not doing right?
    Not replacing the drive and backing up your data while you still can.
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  6. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Helmut said:
    The jumper is to do with the SATA speed of what you are plugging into, nothing to do with PATA/EIDE jumpers.
    Around about then HDD were changing from EIDE to SATA, so the drive is around 15 years old.
    These days that capacity is not very useful, and the age makes it rather dubious to use.
    Oh so the missing jumper is the issue then.

    Thank for your help everyone
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  7. Posts : 12,474
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #7

    quicksilverstud said:
    Oh so the missing jumper is the issue then.

    Thank for your help everyone
    I never use a jumper on SATA drives, let the motherboard take care of what it needs. The IDE [now known as PATA] used a 40-pin or 80-conductor ribbon cable from the motherboard with 3 plugs/sockets on it, one end for the motherboard, other end for the Master/Only HDD and the middle socket for a Slave HDD if present which is where the Master/Slave/Only jumper came into play as specified on the drive label. [I've starting throwing out my smaller PATA drives]. The SATA drives use only 1 drive per motherboard socket/port so Master and Slave is no longer used. During the transition from PATA to SATA one would find motherboards with both PATA and SATA ports.
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