If the drive was working, it won't suddenly require the jumpers to be changed, I don't think that's a good idea! :4-thatsba
I think my first move would be to try it on another computer. It should connect with no drivers to ME/2K/XP, that would be the first test.
If it still has an I/O error, you may have to remove the disk and connect it to a desktop IDE controller to narrow it down between the USB case and the drive. Also, data recovery utilities work much better when the drive is directly connected.
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