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

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Wed Mar 8 03:35:36 CET 2006

Peter Stuge wrote:
> 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.

Epia-SP's (Mini-ITX) have the extra #20 IDE pin with the 5V. A quick 
snip with the cutters and it's permanently cured. Or you can look for 
IDE cables with the full 40 pins.


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