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    HI all
    daft question I know but when you put a spare HDD into an external case do you need to jumper it to slave? I have just tried to access one and could not see it then realized it was set to master, I have put it away for today so thought I would ask.

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    No, there's no need to set it as slave if you out it in a USB case.

    Does it show in Disk Management?
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    No the usb showed a mass storage device but my the computer page did not show it, it was a windows 2000 HDD formated as NTFS that still works am going to try another HDD drive tomorrow.

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    H'mm different day two spare HDD's and there going along nicely just reformatting them both to wipe off any old data, will try the other HDD that was a problem sometime soon

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    Check the drive brand, some WD had a Master,Slave or Single Drive jumper. You may need Single.

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