[rescue] Help finding flat cable to slimline IDE adapter

Aaron Finley nerp at atfinley.com
Mon Mar 10 21:24:57 CDT 2008

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2008, Aaron Finley wrote:
> You either want this:
>    http://www.logicsupply.com/products/slimcdide40
> or this:
>    http://www.logicsupply.com/products/slimcdide44

Neither actually. The ribbon the server has is about an inch and a 
quarter wide, with a bare end. It is similar to the connector that 
server slimline floppies use. There is an adapter out there that 
converts this into the high density connector that laptop CDs use.

I have held one in my hand that I pulled from nearly every Proliant 
rackmount server I have disassembled. I cannot find the part now; and 
every search I try fails.

It would look something like this:


The CD-rom connector looks like this:


And an example of a ribbon (not the right pic of course, but it's no 
standard-width 40pin IDE cable):


-- Aaron

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