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What is this connector on HDD?

what is the 4 pin looking thing below my 2 other connector on the HDD? Is it important to plug in? If so, what and where?

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Its a factory thing, dont plug it into anyhting.

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5 minutes ago, Spainz said:

what is the 4 pin looking thing below my 2 other connector on the HDD? Is it important to plug in? If so, what and where?

Those are jumper settings. If you don't know what they are, you don't need to worry about them. 

 

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Those are jumper settings, similar to the IDE drives you mention, but for SATA specific options depending on the drive maker. For example, on this Western Digital support page for mobile drives, it shows two options:

  • Reduced Power Spinup - RPS: Used by external hard disks to reduce spinup current and allows it to work over USB interface.
  • Spread Spectrum Clocking - SSC: Used when your SATA controller doesn't support SSC by default.

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Just now, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Those are jumper settings. If you don't know what they are, you don't need to worry about them. 

 

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now i know that the both of us can use google xD

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Just now, PSI said:

now i know that the both of us can use google xD

Shushh I needed to find the diagram to make it more complete lmao

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If you didn't already know what it's for then you don't have to worry about it. It's basically never needed for most people and can be completely ignored.

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