[rescue] Drives for T1s/V100s
nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Fri Sep 5 12:50:57 CDT 2008
A talking watermelon whispered a message to me from: Joshua Boyd
>> > And at least twice as much money. Or at least that was my experience
>> > I bought an _internal_ SCSI DVD drive to go in my E450.
>> Yep. Expensive:
> I wasn't talking about a unit for business use. Something from ebay
> would be fine. All together units are still pricy, but I have nothing
> against buying a drive and 411 or 611 seperately. And if fact I'm
> fairly certain I have a reusable 411 or 611 sitting around anyway.
Fair enough. SCSI DVD drives have always appeared expensive when I've
looked for them but maybe not any more.
>> > I know the laptop drives do work in those systems but I can't recall
>> > the name of the connecting kit is for them at the moment. You need
>> > little back-board and the ribbon cable to do it.
>> Oof. I just found the part:
> I can't tell from the picture, but is that just a regular 40 pin IDE on
> the side that plugs into the motherboard? If so, why couldn't I use a
> regular laptop drive->IDE connector?
IIRC it's a 44 pin cable with a special motherboard connector but I'd have
to look at the one at home.
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