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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 23:06:18 -0500 (EST)
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On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Greg Freemyer wrote:

> 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.

Interesting...maybe I've seen them and not known it.  Interesting.
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