Make your own modular HDD

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  1. thebranded

    thebranded Notebook Consultant

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    Hi,

    I Have a Dell Latitude C500, with a 20gb internal HDD. Dell sells modular HDD for some $200.

    soo....i want to mod my FDD (which i've almost never used)to accept a 2.5 HDD (another 20 gb which i have)

    Looking at the internals, i know a HDD will fit but am not sure about the connector. FDD has some 40 pins while the HDD only has 20 or so.

    any ideas? thoughts? Sites?

    thx

    btw i've got a external USB2 case for the HDD atm, but as my lappy only has USB1 its rather slow.
     
  2. mathlete2001

    mathlete2001 Notebook Deity

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    You need to get a modular enclosure for the hard disk, though i'm not sure where to find them.

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    I'm not exactly sure what your trying to do. I'm sure that there are adapters that will allow a 2.5" hard drive to mount in floppy bay of a PC. There is no way however to make a hard drive that uses the 40/80pin ATA spec to ever connect to the 24 pin floppy drive controller. Each hard drive needs an ATA controller to connect to either as the master or slave. Unless of course the drive is SCSI then it needs a SCSI controller.

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