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Windows 7: installing IDE in new tower.

07 Aug 2010   #41

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsenor View Post
Yes, it's pretty clear now. The 8-pin drive mode connector had me wondering what it was for.

Cleared it up for me, also as I had not seen a drive with the extra power connector

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08 Aug 2010   #42
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About a year and a half back I had to replace an old ide drive that was stuffed on one case where the owner had actually ordered a Sata I not II drive!

That had the second molex connector as well as a jumper for changing the mode setting rather then the 8pin seen on all newer drives. Evem Sata III models see the 8 pins and gap on the rear corner still. - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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