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Okay guys, im trying to reconnect my old old old seagate hard drive to my computer again.

i connected the 2 big connectors, but the 4-pin connector is missing. so im tihnking this ons is needed since windows cant find the hard drive.

any ideas?

my seagate is simular to the upper hard drive on the picture

feel free to post your own tech issues too.
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the 4 pins on the 2.5" drive and the 8 pins on the 3.5" drive are designed to be used with jumpers.
They activate settings on the drive and are also used by the OEM for debugging purposes.

If both SATA connectors are attached and Windows is not finding the drive, the logical conclusion is that the drive isn't working.

If you can hear it spin up, then that means the drive is getting enough power. If you hear continuous clicking, then the drive isn't getting enough power and you're probably also getting blue screens in Windows.
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>>928443
You connect the sata power cable on the right and the sata data cable next to it.
If it doesn't show up then either you are retarded or it's fucked.
The bottom drive on your picture has an 8 pin connector on the right, you don't need to worry about that. If the 2.5" has a similar 4 pin connector ignore that too.
In the olden days you used to have to tell a hard drive how to behave on the channel but now computers are a little bit smarter they work it out themselves, often incorrectly meaning you have to fuck around in the bios to get your boot order correct when you change drives instead of setting the jumper while you had the driver in your hand at no extra inconvenience.
It wouldn't be such a big issue if modern bios weren't riced beyond all usability
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>>928443
>4-pin connector is missing
MUH MASTER/SLAVE JUMPER
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>>928443
>old old old Seagate drive
>SATA plug
Smh
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>>928535
>4-pin connector
>MASTER/SLAVE JUMPER
pick one

also what is a molex connector

>>928443
op show a pic of you actual drive, if you want actual help

kaythanksbai
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>>928535
this shoulnt turn me on
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>>928443
How can this hdd be old if it has sata on it.
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>>929023
SATA is 13 years old, anon.
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>>929035
Just because it's older than most of the people on 4chan doesn't make it old.
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>>929063
I guess your pentium 4 2,8 GHz PC with 512MB DDR and a geforce 6800GT with a whopping 256MB and your 80Gb harddrive is not old either then.
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>>929157
>6800GT 256MB
Pppppffffffffffffftttttttttttt

ill have you know im running an AIW Radeon 9700
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>>928443
>so im tihnking this ons is needed since windows cant find the hard drive.
Win+r diskmgmt.msc
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sata isnt old...

but if sata is old, what do they even use now?

IDE master race
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>>929813
m.2

lrn2pcibus
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>>929813
IDE?!? Fuck that shit! MFM connectors forever!
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>>929635
good thing it's UL listed

and why do you need so much storage?
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>>929823
> 1988
> Not spending a measly $20,000 extra for almost double the capacity

Pleb.
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>>929841
>autopark
hhhhhnnnnnnggggggg
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>>930006
meant to reply to
>>929823
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>>929813
>what do they even use now
m2 or pcie
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>if I don't know the answer to a question concerning atopic I know nothing about, the drive must be broken.

Go into the computers BIOS/setup and check your Sata settings. You might need to enable the connection. Also check boot settings.
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>>929841

hey man i think your warranty is void
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>>931364
lol
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>>928576
that image is for pata not sata
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>>928573
Fucking this
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>>928573
This I exactly what I though.
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>>928445
Continuous clicking usually means the read write head is shot and it cant find its position and is slamming into the physical stop or the side of the case while scanning for the start/stop spot.. or something like that.
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>>928573
>>933167
>>933174
whats the problem?
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>>933368
When I think old old old drive, I think drive with MFM connectors. Usually around the 10-100 MB range. Atleast you have to think that old old old means IDE connector. Usually in the 1GB to 100 GB range. It's just a matter of aesthetic I auppose.
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>>933381
oh I see what youre saying. Yea Id have to agree that "old old old" should be reserved for <=1999 tech.
I was thinking that people were saying that there was a problem with seagate, especially their older products.. which didnt make sense because Ive always known seagate to be good.
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>>933426
Agreed. Seagate has always been good. Even with drives like >>929823
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>>933433
Seagate went to shit in 2011 after the flooding in Thailand.
Its only within the last year or two that they havent had real spotty batches of hard drives. Even then the jury is still out.

I work on computers for a part time job, Seagate earned their reputation
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>>933434
Good to know. Thanks anon.
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>>933433
>>933434
>>933426
people get confused about hard drives. then they compare the shit tier consumer budget level. worked in computer store. they all fail. now if you want something to last forever, you need the enterprise grade drives. which do fail, but in servers, running 24/7 for ten years, serving multiple clients.
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Seriously?
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Take a multiplexxing chip like an AT328 and then rig that through your SATA outputs so that you can single it into a single output line clocked frequency IO chip. This way you can set up a basic decoding virtual interface program that you're running it into. So you can send it into a virtual hardrive on your computer.

Thank me later.
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>>933587
> Does'nt know what a jumper connector is
> Might not know what a microcontroller is
He can't.
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>>933589
> cant recognise a shitpost
> responds with a shitpost

I'm pretty sure that guy knows a lot more than you anon..
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>>933565
All my drives are 5 plus years old. I even have 2 320gig from around 2005. Running fantastic. I think it's luck of the draw though, as you say, I've had junk shit too.
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>>933565
I have a western digital blue with over three years on time
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