The jumpers are inbetween the power plug and the IDE cable connector. If you turn the drive over and look at the circuit board the pin settings are printed corresponding to the setting.How do I set the jumpers? I mean where do I find them?
One drive has to be master unless it's the only drive on the IDE chain - the master drive is usually the last drive on the IDE cable. Master and slave is computer geek for drive one and two (actually drive 0 and 1) The master has nothing to do with the slave drive it's just that you have to tell the computer you have two drives on this IDE cable and you have specified that the master is drive 0 and the slave is drive 1. Newer Macs use the CS selection (cable select) the Mac will decide the master slave position based on the connection to the cable.What does it mean by slave and master?
Easy, just copy the files over (if in OS 9) or use Carbon Copy Cloner if in OSX to copy your existing files to the new drive. Then in your system preferences select the startup disk and choose your new drive. No sweat ...How can I make the WD the main bootable drive afterwards so that when I transfer from the old to the new that when I turn on my computer it will start up from the WD?