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?