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On the second page of this manual there is a section outlining master vs slave:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...Eng_200704.pdf
It shows that in order for it to be a master I have to cover the A and B pins. What do I use to cover the pins? I bought the drive OEM so the HDD was the only thing included.
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Your drive should have come with a jumper pin. The attached picture shows the pin. It is the same one used on hard drives and motherboards. It should have come with the OEM drive.
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OK cool. I thought the bag that came with it only contained screws, but when I looked closer there was the small jumper pin. Hopefully vista will now recognize the drive. If not I am screwed again and will have to buy a new drive.
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Damn it. Putting the pin in did not help. Vista still does not recognize the Samsung HDD as a drive that I can install Vista on. Any more suggestions?
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Does the motherboard recognize the hard drive? Check the bios and see if it shows up. Try moving the hard drive to a different SATA connection on the board. Vista should not have a problem recognizing the drive.
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Yes the BIOS recognizes the drive. I have also tried all of the SATA slots on my motherboard. And vista will still not recognize it as I drive I can put vista on. Help?
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Well, I just got off the phone with Samsung support, and they said that most, if not all, Samsung hard drives are not compatible with vista. This sums my problem up.
The only weird thing is that I have read reviews online that say my drive or one similar works with vista.
I think I am going to RMA this to newegg and get me a WD drive that has a windows vista sticker on it.
Does this problem make any sense?
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Originally Posted by brumby05 View Post
Well, I just got off the phone with Samsung support, and they said that most, if not all, Samsung hard drives are not compatible with vista. This sums my problem up.
The only weird thing is that I have read reviews online that say my drive or one similar works with vista.
I think I am going to RMA this to newegg and get me a WD drive that has a windows vista sticker on it.
Does this problem make any sense?
That definately does not make sense! Why would a Hard drive manufacturer make a drive not compatible with Vista? An OS like Vista should support any and all hard drives by default! I personally have never owned a Samsung drive, but Newegg is great. Call them up and tell them what Samsung said and they will most likely refund the drive for you.
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I just got the RMA number and will be sending it back tomorrow.
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