not quite accurate.
for 80-wire cables, the specs say that if you have only one drive, it should be Master and set on the connector at the end of the cable.
it's better in terms of electrical siganlling stability etc.
for 40-wire cables, the specs had the Master on the middle connector (again, i'm not 100% sure about this). not so good which is why the specs were changed.
agreed, the drive will
work if set as Master and connected to the middle connector, but that's not as good an arrangement.
as for Cable Select, you must
have a cable that supports Cable Select. if you don't, neither correct jumper setting nor correct cable placement will help, it very well might not work.
AFAIK, not all 80-wire cables are Cable-Select compliant (again not 100% sure on this last point).
you can find some links to the PCGuide at storagereview.com, you can look up some more details there.
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