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Jumper pin problem

Greetings All, I have a Western Digital WD600ve,WD Scorpio 2.5 hdd which I have purchased an enclosure for.The enclosure is for a 2.5"IDE(ATA)hard drive.The instructions state that for this hard drive to function properly I must set it up as a MASTER.The connecter on the enclosure and the hard drive fit just fine, with the (4)pins at the end of the hard drive being exposed.These (4) pins are for setting the hard drive up as a Master,Slave,or Cable Select. The instructions say it must have the jumper set to Master for the enclosure to work in USB.I went to the Western Digital web site and looked up the drive, and found the page that shows how to place the jumper pin, but could not understand the wording of the diagram.Does anyone have any idea which of these (4) pins to place the jumper pin to so the hard drive is a Master?I do not have the documentation for this hard drive which came out of a laptop which is configured from the BIOS I think.Any way I just need to know which pins to hook the jumper to. Thanks for any help.W

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(NT) Looks as if the most logical choice is NO JUMPER

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Assuming it was a master in the laptop, don't change anything. It's OK then as it is.


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Thanks for the replys.I got frustrated with the enclosure,dismantled everything to take it back to the store as defective,changed my mind and put it back together after readind all replies and guess what.BANG...It started working.Go Figure That. Thanks all.W

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