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IDE Connector

There's already a IDE connector (CN12: HDD CONN) so you can directly connect a laptop hard disk to that. The difference with a normal IDE connection is very small. Below is a table with the pin configuration.

PIN 1 is next to the CPU

pin     SIGNAL          pin     SIGNAL
1       -Reset          2       GND
3       Data 7          4       Data 8
5       Data 6          6       Data 9
7       Data 5          8       Data 10
9       Data 4          10      Data 11
11      Data 3          12      Data 12
13      Data 2          14      Data 13
15      Data 1          16      Data 14
17      Data 0          18      Data 15
19      GND             20      Key
21      DMARQ           22      GND
23      -IOW            24      GND
25      -IOR            26      GND
27      IO Chrdy        28      Ale
29      SPSYNC/CS       30      GND
31      IRQ14           32      -IOCS16
33      Addr 1          34      PDIAG
35      Addr 0          36      Addr 2
37      -CS0 (1F0-1F7)  38      -CS1 (3F6-3F7)
39      -Active         40      GND

So far the 40 pin IDE interface. The laptop interface has 4 pins more:

41      +5V (logic)    42      +5V (motor)
43      GND            44      -TYPE (ATA=0)

 

 

With these extra pins a laptop drive doesn't need a separate power supply. You could get an adapter to connect a 3.5" hard disk but then You will need an extra power supply since the drive will need 12V apart from the 5V supply and that isn't available in the WebPlayer.
The second hard disk you'll see is the DOC.

Original posted on http://k-ray.netbox.be

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