[rescue] Help finding flat cable to slimline IDE adapter

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Mon Mar 10 22:08:06 CDT 2008

some epsilon minus at Compaq originally called it a paddle (or paddle 
board) when they first came out, the name has stuck....
google CD-ROM Paddle


Aaron Finley wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.suyin.com/webpic/picture/pic/CD-ROM.jpg
> The CD-rom connector looks like this:
> http://benryves.com/images/toshiba/cdrom_connector.jpg
> And an example of a ribbon (not the right pic of course, but it's no 
> standard-width 40pin IDE cable):
> http://members.cox.net/tj53/ribbon%20wire.jpg
> -- Aaron
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