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I recently purchased a 1.6GB Western Digital IDE drive for an older 486DX/2 to replace it's slow 350MB drive. To my disapointment, when I opened the machine I realized that the controller card connection for the ribbon cable was only 32 (or 34?) pin, while the new drive requires 40...is there a way around this, outside of replacing all of the old hardware in that machine???
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keksperte earned 400 total points
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Oh SGC.

Welcome in the Club.

At first. I think you need a new HD Controller + Cable.

Your old Cable is a IDE Type, but your new Drive is'n EIDE Drive.

At second. I think you will get another Problem.
Your old 486DX/2 has an old BIOS that is not able to adress the 1.6GB Drive. If you try
you will only access 512MB at last. What you need is a special driver software.
As I had this problem Ontrack, I asked my dealer and got 'Ontrack' from Quantum.
Please ask your Dealer too.

The best wishes from me to you and your computer. Have a happy hand.
bye
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by:SGC
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Thanks!

Not exactly what I was hoping to hear though... :)
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by:rmarotta
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An IDE contrller interface card is very inexpensive and should  solve your problem.
Does the old hard drive uses a different type of drive interface.
Let me know if you need more.
Regards,
Ralph

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by:rmarotta
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That came out wrong........  What I meant to say is:
The old hard drive uses a different type of interface than the new one.  Therefore you just need an inexpensive IDE controller to connect the new one to.
Ralph


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