[lug] OT: 2.5" PATA Hard Drives/cables versus 3.5"
ferdinand at schmidix.net
Tue Feb 28 20:31:50 MST 2012
If you still need a cable then I can give you one from our recycling pile.
E-mail me off list, if interested.
On Feb 27, 2012 11:22 PM, <stimits at comcast.net> wrote:
> Outstanding! Now I just need to find one fast, locally. Ahh, bring on the
> pixie dust!
> (Anyone still remember that old IBM commercial?)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
> To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List <
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> Sent: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:04:30 -0000 (UTC)
> Subject: Re: [lug] OT: 2.5" PATA Hard Drives/cables versus 3.5"
> Here you go!
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> There are adapters you can buy on ebay cheap.
>> But yes you guessed right, the 4 extra pins are power, you have to have a
>> way to send power through those pins for the 2.5" drive
>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM, <stimits at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> I'm still trying to solve font problems, and realized I have a hard
>>> drive from
>>> an old printer which died, but I kept the drive...complete with fonts. I
>>> purchased that printer for close to $3k, it was a non-emulation PS level
>>> printer. I look back now, and realize that one of the big reasons why it
>>> seemed I had the font is because I had that printer (set up to use IPP
>>> as well).
>>> So, with nothing but the hard drive left, I'm trying to plug it in to my
>>> parallel IDE
>>> cable. It seems that the pins are not quite aligned to the 0.1" spaced
>>> pins of the 3.5" PATA, and despite being very close, must be very
>>> smaller spacing. I don't have a second PATA 2.5" drive to compare to, and
>>> although I do not believe this drive is custom (looks just like my SATA
>>> drive from Samsung, other than being PATA instead of SATA).
>>> Can anyone tell me if the standard 3.5" drive cables should fit the 2.5"
>>> There are 4 extra pins which are apparently power/ground related, but it
>>> is the
>>> spacing that seems off. I don't want to order an external adapter if the
>>> drive is
>>> some sort of proprietary freak. Perhaps all I need is a 3.5" to 2.5" IDE
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