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Hard Drive problem

SGC
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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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Commented:
Thanks!

Not exactly what I was hoping to hear though... :)

Commented:
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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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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