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    Question Slimline IDE Adapter - How does it work?



    How the heck does this thing work??

    My slimeline HDD has 44 pin holes and then 4 other pins to the side.

    The adapter has the small end with 44 pins and plugs right in, but it says "pin1 (to HDD)" so I am sure it is installed facing the right direction.

    The other end has 40 larger pins for normal IDE, but the IDE cable has 1 center pinhole blocked (normal IDE). Do I need to break that pin off (some of you call it a "security pin") from the adapter so it fits or what???

    WTF?!?!

    HELP!!


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    no manual? ask the store or makers

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    I bought it off Ebay... They showed it plugged right into the IDE cable, but that is not possible unless I break off this pin. I'm sure it's OK, because it isn't hooked up to anything at the other end.

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    I had to do the same...It will work fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_geek
    I bought it off Ebay... They showed it plugged right into the IDE cable, but that is not possible unless I break off this pin. I'm sure it's OK, because it isn't hooked up to anything at the other end.
    I bought the exact same one also off eBay, just make sure you break off the right pin

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    cool, I did, and it works.

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