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Harddisk Write protected.

Posted on 2003-10-31
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Hi Experts,

maybe this isn't the right place to ask this question, but I couldn't find any beter topic.

I like to make my harddisk writeprotect (hardware adjustment). I realy dont know if that is possible, but'I'm almost sure that cutting the right wire from a flatcable will do it, or are there other options?

Regards,

murphey
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On the IDE cable, PIN 23:

_DIOW   |  23  |  23  |  Drive I/O write

If this line is cut on the cable, the drive is READ/ONLY.  Full interface pinout is at:

http://www.l8r.net/technical/t-ide.shtml
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Hey Great (and quick) answer Thanx
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