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    HARD DRIVES IN COMPOSITE BAYS - laptop

    I have my laptop in my car now, and would really like to put my HD in the cdrom/floppy bay, but i have no real idea if i can pull an ide port out od the connector inside.
    The laptop is an early gateway 2000.
    the hd ive got lined up is a laptop hd, so power consumption should be ok. is the connector in the expansion bay an IDE connector with power or some proprietry crap

    any help will get you a big kiss

    *muahz*

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    Is the hard drive that you want to mount a 2.5" or 3.5" HDD?


    Quote Originally Posted by SOBIL
    I have my laptop in my car now, and would really like to put my HD in the cdrom/floppy bay, but i have no real idea if i can pull an ide port out od the connector inside.
    The laptop is an early gateway 2000.
    the hd ive got lined up is a laptop hd, so power consumption should be ok. is the connector in the expansion bay an IDE connector with power or some proprietry crap

    any help will get you a big kiss

    *muahz*

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    A lot of laptops you could buy a hdd bay adapter but those were $$. if the laltop is old enough the cd-rom drive will be the same as a laptop ide drive so with a little work you could replace a cd-rom with a hdd. Newer laptops the cd-rom connector has shrunk so you would need an adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugenen
    A lot of laptops you could buy a hdd bay adapter but those were $$. if the laltop is old enough the cd-rom drive will be the same as a laptop ide drive so with a little work you could replace a cd-rom with a hdd. Newer laptops the cd-rom connector has shrunk so you would need an adapter.
    thanks. that sort of puts me in a direction.

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