October 18th, 2013, 07:18 AM
Using a 44pin laptop hard disk as an external hard disk
I had a broken laptop. Pulled out its 44pin IDE Hard Disk. I have an old external Caddie which takes a 40pin IDE Hard Disk. I bought the following from ebay;
Should it be just a question of connecting everything together and it should work? Note: I also gave supply to the 40pin IDE Hard Disk through the cable that comes from the 40pin header.
At the moment the Caddie fan start spinning when I turn the Caddie on but I cannot hear the Hard Disk spin, not is this detected from the computer! Do I need to set some jumper settings?
October 18th, 2013, 01:33 PM
Ok managed. I must have been connecting the cable bad. Just checked the wiki page for IDE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics#Parallel_ATA_interface), connected everything and worked fine.
Originally Posted by sim085