ProDrive Internal Hard Drives

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Jumper Basics

Jumpers are small metallic pins that protrude from the end of a hard disc drive or from its circuit board. Jumpers are used to configure the hard disc drive's options, such as defining master and slave or cable select.

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Poorly ventilated system cases can shorten the life of the hard drive

Ambient air temperatures of 95°F (35°C) or greater and poor ventilation from the smaller case designs of Shuttle boxes, LAN party boxes, racks, cabinets, and drawers, can shorten the life of your hard disk.

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Can I physically install my drive sideways, upside down or vertically?

All Seagate and Maxtor-brand hard drives can be fitted sideways or upside down. As long as they are not moved during use and get enough cooling, it is irrelevant in which direction they are mounted.

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How can I troubleshoot time-out errors with SCSI drives?

Troubleshooting and Configuration Tips for SCSI Time-Outs

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What do I do if my drive reports bad sectors?

Bad sectors can often be corrected by using a spare sector built into the drive. However, any information written to a bad sector is usually lost.

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How To's





  • DiscWizard

    Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transfering data, and backing up your data. Learn more

  • SCSIMax

    SCSIMax is a diagnostic utility for all Maxtor/Quantum® SCSI hard disk drives supporting Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T). This test will determine hard drive integrity in a short period of time, with a high degree of confidence. Learn more

  • SeaTools for Windows

    The quick diagnostic tool that checks the health of your drive. Learn more

  • SeaTools Windows Enterprise Edition

    Ideal for SCSI or Fibre Channel drives in servers and workstations. Tests multiple drives simultaneously and sequentially. This version does not test ATA or SATA. Learn more


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