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Re: Multia IDE

On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 07:11:27PM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:
>    Does anyone know which way the 44pin IDE cable attaches to the multia
> IDE connector? I can't see any square solder marking the #1 or any
> numeral there either.

Well, I have a VX-42 (the last I think) with 233MHz CPU, and on the
motherboard the IDE pins (just behind the floppy/disk tower) is keyed
with an empty pin on the side AWAY from the floppy (toward the back of
the mobo). Also, there's a big "1" at the inside end of the pins,
toward the middle of the mobo, NOT toward the edge.

>     And I've googled this -- found all sorts of admonitions to "get it
> right" or fry your drive -- which I knew, done that once on another box
> -- but none so far saying what "right" is.

I'd be quite surprised if the different versions of the mobo did the
pins differently, but unfortunately, I don't know for sure, so YMMV...

Good luck.


Jay A Estabrook                            HPTC - XC I & B
Hewlett-Packard Company - ZKO1-3/D-B.8     (603) 884-0301
110 Spit Brook Road, Nashua NH 03062       Jay.Estabrook@hp.com

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