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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Exercises

2.1 Becoming Familiar with IDE Disk Drives

You are probably already familiar with IDE drives and their installation in a desktop PC. Just in case you are not, this exercise runs you through some drive basics. And even if you are familiar with IDE drives, it doesn’t hurt to refresh your memory.

Estimated Time: 10 minutes.

1.
Get an IDE/ATA or EIDE/ATA-2 disk drive and cable.
2.
Examine the disk drive. You should notice a sticker on the back of the disk drive that gives you instructions on how to set the disk drive to be a single drive, to be a Master drive, or to be a Slave drive. You might also see whether the disk drive supports CSEL. The jumper settings and their names are not standardized and therefore ...

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