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

To: Greg Freemyer <freemyer-ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [OT] Does the ATA 133 spec. include mechanical details?
From: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:32:19 -0500 (EST)
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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:
> http://www.rackmountnet.com/diskarray/dc35e/dc35e.htm
> 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.  
Mike Burger

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