[LinuxBIOS] IDE to CF adapters for 3.5" sockets - powered from motherboard?

Peter Stuge stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org
Tue Mar 7 22:46:15 CET 2006

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:32:39PM +0100, Miernik wrote:
> How does the situation really look like? I want to use a CF-IDE
> female adapter in a standard PGA370 motherboard (non-VIA-EPIA), and
> I don't want to have to connect any extra power, like the floppy
> power to it.
> Is that possible? I know it's possible for 2.5" disk connectors.
> because they have 4 extra power pins, but I mean the standard
> 40-pim IDE connectors.

The regular IDE connector has one unused pin which is sometimes used
for keying the connector mechanically. Some embedded systems put 5V
on that pin, but I doubt any standard motherboard does that.


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