On Mon, 2004-01-12 at 17:56, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> 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?
Sometimes: in the Snap Appliance (nee Quantum) 12 drive NAS box, we had
drive trays to hold the drives, and provide the slide for the hot-swap
capability (and a common plug at the back for both power and data). We
had at least two kinds: one for IBM DeathStars, and one for Western
Digital. We found later that Seagate would also fit the IBM trays. All
of these AFAIK, were ATA 100, not 133.
I *don't* know about newer drives, but I strongly suspect that the
"standard" is still what it was: do whatever feels good!
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