2.5" 's as you know are laptop drives and have a completely different
connector set. They also use 5V only and not 12V(for motor)+5V Data....in
saying that, if for some undying reason you want to use the drive in a
desktop, you can get converters for these drives to accept the Std. 3.5"
40-way IDE cable + Power.
The connector on a 2.5" is a straight 44-way (44-AFAIK) which includes 5v.
As for Dealers, you might try to purchase from Dell, or the hardware distros
from http://www.linux.ie/vendors/hardware.php or else UK, Dabs are
From: Dave Airlie [mailto:airlied at skynet.ie]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 1:07 PM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] [OT] 2.5mm HDD
Anyone know anywhere that sells these in Ireland, most places have 3.5 but
not 2.5s ...
And are all 2.5s the same? do they have standardised connectors?
David Airlie, Software Engineer
http://www.skynet.ie/~airlied / airlied at skynet.ie
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