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One possible fix for a slow third-party hard drive
Authored by: mike666 on Aug 02, '05 02:16:59PM

Which PowerBook was this? All current models have a connector which covers all the pins on the drive and therefore automatically sets the drive role correctly - if any jumpers are on the drive the connector won't even go on. I think the only exceptions are some of the Titaniums where the connector on the flex cable only jumpers one of the role pins so the only way I can see the situation described happening is if one of the jumpers is left on (the outsidemost) although I would still think that would make getting the connector on enough of a chore that you'd notice something wasn't quite right...

Rule of thumb for PowerBooks: if there are any jumpers on a new drive, remove them all - the connector will take care of the rest.



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One possible fix for a slow third-party hard drive
Authored by: atverd on Aug 02, '05 04:51:08PM

TiBook 1Ghz, but it's IDE cable doesn't cover any control pins.



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One possible fix for a slow third-party hard drive
Authored by: jellomizer on Aug 02, '05 05:29:02PM

Same with a 667mhz TiBook



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One possible fix for a slow third-party hard drive
Authored by: mike666 on Aug 03, '05 06:17:07PM

You're right, I was thinking of some other model. The rule of thumb still applies though...



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