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Hard Drive: MAXTOR: 83500A8 CRYSTAL MAX 3500MB 3.5"/SL ATA3 ENHAN

8 3 5 0 0 A 8     C R Y S T A L   M A X    MAXTOR
                                                      Native|  Translation
Form                 3.5"/SLIMLINE         Cylinders    5446| 6800|     |
Capacity form/unform  3500/      MB        Heads           8|   16|     |
Seek time   / track  12.0/ 2.0 ms          Sector/track     |   63|     |
Controller           IDE / ATA3 ENHANCED   Precompensation
Cache/Buffer           128 KB MAXCACHE     Landing Zone
Data transfer rate   10.000 MB/S int       Bytes/Sector      512
                     16.700 MB/S ext PIO4
Recording method     RLL 8/9                        operating  | non-operating
Supply voltage     5/12 V       Temperature *C         5 55    |    -40 71
Power: sleep          0.5 W     Humidity     %         5 95    |      5 95
       standby        0.7 W     Altitude    km    -0.061  3.048|
       idle           4.5 W     Shock        g        20       |    150
       seek           5.7 W     Rotation   RPM      4480
       read/write     5.9 W     Acoustic   dBA        37
       spin-up       13.0 W     ECC        Bit   SMART
                                MTBF         h     400000
                                Warranty Month        36
Lift/Lock/Park     YES          Certificates                                  


MAXTOR 83500A/83062A/82625A/82187A/81750A/81312A/80875A CRYSTAL MAX

     J1 IDE Connector                   J2 Power
  +----------- --------1-++-----------+
  | .................... || * * *   * |/---------\
  | .......... ......... || * * * * * || O O O O |
                            | | | | |    | | | |
                            | | | | |    | | | |
        J50 Master/Slave ---+ | | | |    | | | +-+12V        (Yellow)
        J48 Cable Select -----+ | | |    | | +---+12V Return (Black)
        J46 Write Cache  -------+ | |    | +----- +5V Return (Black)
        J44 Factory Reserved -----+ |    +------- +5V        (Red)
        J42 4092 Cyl Limitation ----+


MAXTOR 83500A/83062A/82625A/82187A/81750A/81312A/80875A CRYSTAL MAX

Jumper Setting

              Jumper Designations       |J50|J48|J46|J44|J42|
  | Master/Slave                        |   |   |   |   |   |
  |  Only Drive in single drive system* | J |   |   |   |   |
  |  Master in a dual drive system*     | J |   |   |   |   |
  |  Slave in a dual drive system       | O |   |   |   |   |
  | Cable Select                        |   |   |   |   |   |
  |  Disabled*                          |   | O |   |   |   |
  |  Enabled                            |   | J |   |   |   |
  | Write Cache                         |   |   |   |   |   |
  |  Enabled*                           |   |   | O |   |   |
  |  Disabled                           |   |   | J |   |   |
  | Factory Reserved                    |   |   |   | O |   |
  | 4092 Cylinder Option                |   |   |   |   |   |
  |  Disabled*                          |   |   |   |   | O |
  |  Enabled                            |   |   |   |   | J |
    J=Jumpered  O=Open  *=Default

Systems Using Cable Select
Most systems do not use this feature. Unless you are sure that the
system that the Maxtor hard drive is being installed in uses Cables
Select, do not set up the drive with this feature enabled.

Maxtor hard drives support Cable Select - which allows the system
to identify Devuce 0 and Device 1 drives on the interface cable. If
your system manufacturer for specific procedures for installing hard

On Maxtor CrystalMax hard drives, the Cable Select is enabled by
installing a jumper on J48. When J48 is installed, remove the jumper
from J50.

System Hangs During Boot
If the system hangs after installing the Maxtor hard drive, either
before or after setting the system BIOS, the system may have a BIOS
with a cylinder limitation. This may occur for hard drives with
capacities larger than 2.1GB. If this happens, do the following:

1. Turn the system OFF.

 2. Install the cylinder reduction jumper (J42) on the drive using the
    spare jumper across pins J48 and J48; or, if the drive is
    installed as a Slave, store the spare jumper across J42 and J44.

 3. If the BIOS was set to AUTO DETECT, boot the system with the MAX
    BLAST installation software diskette to complete the hard drive
    installation. If other BIOS setting were used, access the BIOS
    SETUP program and set the BIOS parameters to a User Definable Type
    with 4,092 cylinders, 16 heads and 63 sectors per track for the
    Maxtor hard drive. Then boot the system with the MAXBLAST
    installation software diskette to complete the hard drive

    When jumper J42 is installed, the Maxtor hard drive must be
    prepared using the MAXBLAST installation software.

Special NOTE for Windows NT 4.0 Users
If the cylinder reduction jumper is installed, WIN NT 4.0 WILL NOT
work with MAXBLAST Installation Software (ver. 9.00M or newer) and
the drive capacity will be limited to 2.1GB. If the cylinder
reduction jumper is not installed, WIN NT 4.0 WILL work with


MAXTOR 83500A/83062A/82625A/82187A/81750A/81312A/80875A CRYSTAL MAX

Notes On Installation

Installation direction

     horizontally                           vertically
   +-----------------+             +--+                       +--+
   |                 |             |  +-----+           +-----+  |
   |                 |             |  |     |           |     |  |
 +-+-----------------+-+           |  |     |           |     |  |
 +---------------------+           |  |     |           |     |  |
                                   |  |     |           |     |  |
                                   |  |     |           |     |  |
 +---------------------+           |  +-----+           +-----+  |
 +-+-----------------+-+           +--+                       +--+
   |                 |
   |                 |

The drive will operate in all axis (6 directions).

Important: Pre-installation Notes
Thank you for choosing a precision Maxtor hard drive. Please read
these instructions before installing the drive. If you do not
understand the installation steps, have a qualified computer
technician do the installation.

Pre-formatted Drive with Pre-loaded Software
This Maxtor hard drive has been low-level formatted at the factory.
DO NOT use a low-level formatting program on this drive.

Your Maxtor hard drive contains either a factory-configured
partition with a directory titled "MAX" or a floppy diskette
labeled MaxBlast. Both versions contain installation software
and a Readme file containing installation tips and answers to
frequently asked questions. To download the installation
software from the drive, use a blank diskette 1.2 MB.

System BIOS Notice
Certain system BIOS's do not support hard drives with more than 4095
cylinders (2.048 gigabytes). To get the full capacity of your Maxtor
drive, you will need to follow the suggested installation

Hard Drive Handling Precautions
Please take a moment to observe the following handling cautions:
During handling, NEVER drop, jar, or bump a drive. Handle the
drive by its sides and avoid touching the printed circuit board
assembly (PCBA).

 - Hard drives are sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage.
   Use proper ESD practices by grounding yourself and the computer
   system the hard drive will be installed in.

 - Allow the hard drive to reach room temperature BEFORE installing it
   in your computer system.

 - NEVER switch DC power onto the drive by plugging an electrically
   live DC source cable into the drive's connector. NEVER connect a
   live bus connector to the hard drive's IDE interface connector.

Hard Drive Installation
Maxtor recommends that all data on existing hard drives be properly
backed-up prior to installing your new Maxtor hard drive.

 - Set jumper J50 on the Maxtor hard drive for Master/Slave

Newer systems and interface cards may have the capability to support
4 IDE devices (2 devices per port). Each port must have a Master
(primary) device attached before a Slave (secondary) device can
be attached.

 - Mount the Maxtor hard drive into a drive bay and secure it in
   accordance with the system manufacturers' specifications.

 - Attach a 40-pin IDE interface connector to J1. The striped edge
   of this cable indicates pin 1 and must be oriented towards pin 1
   at the drive connector and at the host connector.

- Attach a DC power connector to J2.

- Power up the computer and set the system BIOS/CMOS to Type 9.

NOTE: Refer to your system's user guide for help on enabling and
programming system BIOS CMOS.

Type 9 should equal 900 cylinders 15 heads and 17 sectors per track
(SPT). If BIOS Type 9 does not match these parameters, select a
user-definable drive type and program the BIOS with 900 cylinders,
15 heads and 17 SPT. If the BIOS does not have a user-definable
drive type, choose a drive type with 15 heads and 17 SPT. This
will allow the system to see the hard drive.

Important Note for Installing Drives Larger Than 2.1GB
If your system locks up before you can access the system BIOS/CMOS,
the system may have a BIOS with a 4095 cylinder limitation. Please
perform the following steps:

1. Turn off the system.

2. Install jumper J42 on the drive using the spare jumper supplied.

3. Restart the system and set the system BIOS/CMOS to Type 9.

- Boot your system to the A:> drive using a DOS system diskette.

- Change to the DOS drive prompt for the Maxtor drive (i.e., C:, D:)

- Insert a blank DOS formatted diskette into the A:> diskette drive.

- At the Maxtor drive prompt, type [MAX] and press the [Enter] key.

When the transfer is completed, you will have a working copy of
MaxBlast software.

NOTE: If you have trouble downloading MaxBlast, you can get a copy
of the software from one of Maxtor's on-line services.

Formatting the Maxtor Hard Drive n Boot your system to the A:> drive
using a DOS system diskette.

- Insert the MaxBlast diskette into the appropriate diskette drive.

- Change to that floppy disk drives' DOS prompt.

NOTE: Please review the Readme file before you partition and format
your Maxtor hard drive. View this file by typing "Readme" and press
the [Enter] key. After reviewing the Readme file, continue the

 - At the DOS prompt type [DM] and press [Enter]. The Maxtor logo will
   appear while the software is loading - then two information screens
   will be displayed. Press the [Enter] key at each screen to
   continue. The MaxBlast main menu screen will then appear.

NOTE: During the installation, MaxBlast software may indicate that a
previous partition has been discovered. This is the Maxtor
factory-installed partition that can now be erased.

MaxBlast is a menu-driven application that requires user
confirmation before going to each next step in the installation
process. Read the information displayed on each screen carefully and
select the appropriate response to allow the partitioning and
formatting of the Maxtor hard drive. On-line MaxBlast help is always
available by pressing [F1].

When the partitioning and formatting operation is done, MaxBlast
will display a message informing you that the process is complete.
If your Maxtor hard drive is a bootable Master (primary) drive, one
of the following situations will occur when rebooting your system:

 - A message "Starting Ontrack ..." will appear with a blue Maxtor
   banner. The system will pause and give instructions for installing
   an operating system.
 - No message will appear and the system will boot directly to the
   hard drive. If this happens, install your operating system
   according to the manufacturers' instructions.

 If your Maxtor hard drive is not a bootable Master (primary) drive:
 - DOS and Windows 95 users: reboot the system and the drive is ready
   for use.
 - OS/2 and Windows NT users: refer to MaxBlast's on-line help
   utility for completing the installation.

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