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    Maxtor Hard Drive Question
    « on: March 07, 2013, 05:46:31 PM »
    I have a maxtor hard drive from 1997---
    Model number 87000D8

    I am interested in using a hard drive enclosure but I do not know the "type" of hard drive this is (ATA, SATA, IDE, etc). The hard drive is from a very old desktop computer, has a 41 pin connecter.

    When I search using google and maxtor (which links me to seagate), that model is listed as having 4 Gigabytes!!!  Perhaps it is correct.

    Here is what is printed on the hard drive

    model: 87000D8
    HDA/Uplevel: 01A
    PCBA/Uplevel: 19A
    Unique/Uplevel: 1AA
    Cylinders: 14475
    Heads: 15
    Sectors: 63
    Jumper : J50
    Master/Single: On
    Slave: Off
    S/N F806RBLA
    C,Z,D
    A68
    12V
    5V
    Made in Singapore()
    P/N 300800
    Manufacture Date 09-06-1997


    So My question is: Can I put this thing in an external enclosure, and if so, Which one should I get?


    Thanks.

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    Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Question
    « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 06:40:57 PM »

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      Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Question
      « Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 06:45:42 PM »
      It has 41 pins, 20 doubled, and one single towards the middle.

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      Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Question
      « Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 10:01:27 PM »
      You can use a 40 pin cable on it.
      Here is a picture of a Max tor Drive.

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      Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Question
      « Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 06:14:45 AM »
      As far as the enclosure goes i'd suggest getting one that has an A?C power adapter...
      USB for power is OK but trust me this way saves alot of headaches.
      Also it may be worth it to pay a bit extra for 1 that has multiple HDD connecters...mine has both laptop style connectors; SATA and IDE...that way when that older drive dies you wont be stuck with being locked in to an IDE replacement.

      Cooler fans are a nice option as well.
         
       
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      Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Question
      « Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 01:36:16 PM »
      These 3.5" IDE Hard Drives always require external power source as for USB is only 5VDC and these drives require the 12VDC power. The motor that spins the platters runs on the 12VDC and the A/D logic electronics runs on the 5VDC power.

      2.5" Laptop hard drives are the only ones I know of that can be powered off of USB power without an external source, and even then its best to still have an external power source vs getting the power off of USB which can be troublesome.

      The only other thing to worry about is jumper position for use in the external enclosure. Most operate on CS ( Cable Select ) however I have had to set a couple older drives that were like 1GB in size to ( Master/Slave Not Present) setting to work back before everything got much simpler with IDE drives down to 3 settings CS/M/S or CS/MA/SL ( Cable Select, Master, Slave ).

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      Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Question
      « Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 01:55:45 PM »
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      2.5" Laptop hard drives are the only ones I know of that can be powered off of USB power without an external source, and even then its best to still have an external power source vs getting the power off of USB which can be troublesome.
      One of the reasons i suggested a powered enclosure...
      Many consumers will buy a USB unit not knowing what the issues may be...

      Jumper positions should only be an issue if there is an OS installed on the HDD thats placed in the enclosure itself...otherwise it's always treated as a slave drive by Windows disk management.

         
       
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      Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Question
      « Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 03:53:12 PM »
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      Jumper positions should only be an issue if there is an OS installed on the HDD thats placed in the enclosure itself...otherwise it's always treated as a slave drive by Windows disk management.

      Thanks for sharing that info Patio. Learned something new about Windows Disk Management and jumper settings for externals with OS on them. Some of the drives I attached had come out of systems that had OS on them and I thought it was determined by the enclosures IDE/USB communication conversion chipset as to how the drive had to be connected with CS being the more frequent which can be master or slave, but the chipset is likely setting drive as slave even though jumper is set to cable select and running happy with that setting, while it would run just as happy as slave as you pointed out.