On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> I am specing out a 5-drive RAID system for a large XFS filesystem.
> I need all the drives to be hotswap.
> I found what looks like a nice 5-drive chassis that will fit in the
> space of 3 half-height drives:
> But it looks like it requires the power and ATA connector to be at
> specific physical locations on the drive. I know that older IDE drives
> did not have a consistent location for these connectors, so I'm nervous
> about buying it.
> Does anyone know if the ATA 133 spec. requires the connectors be in a
> specific location, and if so are any of the older drives likely to also
> use the same physical layout?
I've never seen an ATA/IDE drive that didn't have the 40-pin connection on
one end and the power connection at the other.
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