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Blu March 7, 2011 06:46 PM

Hard drive jumpers
Anyone know where I can buy some of these? I'm going to be needing ALOT of them soon.

enaberif March 7, 2011 06:49 PM

Why would you need them for??

Arinoth March 7, 2011 06:52 PM

You don't need hard drive jumpers for SATA...

mkultra March 7, 2011 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 493227)
Why would you need them for??

i'm wondering too :haha:

to answer your question, i guess ebay

LarkStarr March 7, 2011 07:19 PM

why the devil would you need jumpers for?

draw a line of solder between two jumpers?

AkG March 7, 2011 07:43 PM

Actually guys...depending the system sometimes you DO need jumpers.

The jumpers are not for master/slave configs. But are for more esoteric things like Spread Spectrum Clocking, Reduced Power Spin-up, sata backwards compatibility (ie force to run in a slower mode), 4k sector offset alignment etc etc etc

Best bet is go to a local computer repair shop and ask them. Most will have a bin full of the level devils....if not yeah solder works too :)

If you dont want to go that route:
(for a big bag of em...assuming you got a yank box to ship them to as intl shipping is BRUTAL)
Laptop Hard Drive Micro Jumpers 2mm Bag(100) PART#03009
(for smaller number but higher per jumper)
Jumper - 2 Pin - SparkFun Electronics

frontier204 March 7, 2011 07:48 PM

If memory serve me right about the pitch, here's some of the "standard" jumpers: Digi-Key - 609-2997-ND (Manufacturer - 63429-202LF)
I'd like to note though that some Seagates use a smaller jumper... Measure the distance between pins if you have a measure device accurate enough to make sure.

I picked up a 25 pack at my local Active Components and I find it quite handy for both my electronics work and troubleshooting motherboards. Using them to short the power, reset, and CMOS reset pins feels a lot better than trying the same thing with a screwdriver.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Akg! Hmm so Sparkfun is selling jumpers now - I checked Robotshop and HVWTech, Canadian shops which also carry Sparkfun stuff, and oddly enough they don't stock them.

EDIT2: Another idea is to hack old front panel connectors off a case, because they're the same size as the 0.1" jumper.

LarkStarr March 7, 2011 07:59 PM

and all of then you don't need with what he's building. mayyybeee SSC. but that might even be a firmware setting.

AkG March 7, 2011 08:24 PM

Actually my guess is to force compatibility. My Hitachi's REFUSE to play nice with one of my NAS' unless I stick on the jumper and make em run in sata 1.5gb/s mode.

chrisk March 7, 2011 09:15 PM

I bought this and it came with about 40 jumpers or so:
Buy the Ultra Screw Kit at TigerDirect.ca

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