[Gllug] IDE Cables/Hot Swap Drive trays

Russell Howe rhowe at siksai.co.uk
Fri Jun 16 23:26:29 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 04:51:12PM +0100, Paul M wrote:
> The raid array on one of our servers broke, and to add to my woes an
> IDE cable in the  hot swap drive tray came apart in my hands.

Are these really hotswap IDE? If they are, you may find that the
connector which mates with the drive has a special pinout where the pins
are of differing lengths, in order to ensure proper order when
disconnecting a drive.

I believe this is what the 3ware IDE cards had..

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