[Soekris] laptop hard drive and heat problems?
djv at iki.fi
Mon Dec 31 17:00:57 UTC 2007
Heather Lockridge wrote:
> How did you connect this hdd to the net4801?
> And am I correct in assuming you provided external power
> to it? (Thinking that the Soekris ext power supply
> doesn't provide enough power.)
External power is not needed.
Notebook (2.5") PATA HDDs use 44-pin cables, instead of
the standard 3.5" 40- or 80-pin cables. The additional
pins are for power, which the Soekris board (also) provides.
See 3.5" to 2.5" (or is it the other way around) HDD adapter:
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