What does a jumper block do on a hard drive?

What does a jumper block do on a hard drive?

The jumper pins are similar to the pins on the I/O plate on a motherboard. You enable particular settings by placing a jumper shunt onto specific pins—creating an electrical circuit between them. The settings these jumpers enable are hard-coded onto a drive’s programmed printed circuit board.

What is jumper setting?

When you set a jumper, you place a plug on the prongs that completes a contact. In effect, the jumper acts as a switch by closing (or opening) an electrical circuit. Jumpers can be added or removed to change the function or performance of a PC component.

What is the jumper block used for?

A small, plastic-covered metal block that is pushed onto two pins to close a circuit. An alternative to the DIP switch, the jumper is a less costly on/off switch found on motherboards and peripheral devices for one-time configuration.

What is jumper configuration?

In electronics and particularly computing, a jumper is a short length of conductor used to close, open or bypass part of an electronic circuit. They are typically used to set up or configure printed circuit boards, such as the motherboards of computers. The process of setting a jumper is often called strapping.

What makes the Western Digital wd5000aakx series hard drives unique?

The Western Digital wd5000aakx series drives are built utilizing the tried and true proven technology of the original award-wining WD Caviar 3.5-inch hard drives for desktop computers. Though SATA has become the industry standard interface, Western Digital still continues to produce desktop drives with PATA interface for unique or legacy systems.

Why do SATA drives have jumpers?

Early SATA controllers had peculiar ways of functioning so manufacturers implemented failsafe/compatibility options in their later generation drives to make sure these newer drives are still usable on old boards. And they did this – yes! – using jumpers.

What are the specs of the wdwd5000aakx?

WD5000AAKX Specs 1 Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM 2 Average Rotational Latency: 4.17ms 3 Buffer Size: 16MB 4 On-board cache: 16MB

What happened to hard disk jumpers?

Hard disk jumpers where a necessary nuisance in the IDE/ (P-)ATA days. Not having the necessary jumper or not knowing their proper placement made the difference between a functional hard drive and one not getting recognized by the computer. Fortunately, jumpers disappear in the S-ATA age. Well, almost…

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