Hard drive carriers
dave04a at dunfield.com
Fri Jan 13 11:40:28 CST 2006
> On 1/13/2006 at 7:15 AM Dave Dunfield wrote:
> >> Is there a specific brand anyone uses?
> I've got a bunch that I'm not able to use any more, both in IDE and in
> SCSI-1 configurations.
> The problem is that ultra-IDE (80 conductor) cables don't work with these
> things, which means that if I use one, I take a performance hit.
> I've got a bunch (probably 10) that I'll sell for a buck the each +
> shipping. Buyer takes the lot--I don't want to spend my Saturday making up
> individual packages.
FWIW, the SNT ones are "somewhat compatible" between the old (40 pin
cable) and the new ATA-100 carriers. You can put an old carrier into a new
socket, and it works as long as the drive is not ATA-100 - if the drive is ATA-100,
then the 40-pin cable inside the carrier causes errors, because the system
detects an 80-pin cable to the mainboard and tries to use ATA-100.
A new carrier always works in an old socket (obviously you don't get ATA-100
in this case).
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