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Re: [OT] Does the ATA 133 spec. include mechanical details?

To: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [OT] Does the ATA 133 spec. include mechanical details?
From: Greg Freemyer <freemyer-ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:35:47 -0500
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On Mon, 2004-01-12 at 18:32, Mike Burger wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> <snip>
> > 
> > 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.  

I've got some older 6 GB size drives that have the connector atleast
1/10 inch offset from the drives I now buy.

Normally no big deal, but if the drive has to slide onto a fixed
connector block like shown at 

http://www.rackmountnet.com/diskarray/dc35e/dc35e_backplane2.jpg

then 1/10 inch is nowhere near consistent enough.

Greg
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Greg Freemyer



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