On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 17:26, Danny Cox wrote:
> 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!
> Good luck!
Thanks, I suspected it would be a brand specific thing.
The cost is pretty low, so I have decided to buy one and see if it works
with the Maxtor drives we normally use.