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2.5 to 3.5 HD adapter...which way to plug it on the hd?

Posted on 2004-10-18
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I have a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter that looks like this...
http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=906&sku=17705

The adapter will plug on the 2.5 " HD either way...how do I determine which way is the correct way???

I assume there is a "wrong way" to plug it on...

Hitachi Travelstar  40 gb

The top of the adapter, with the printing, identifies pin 1...how do you determine which pin is pin 1 on the 2.5" HD???

thanx
Steve
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Normally, if the 2.5" HDD is sitting "right side up", pin 1 will be in the upper left corner.  But it really doesn't matter if you accidentally put it on wrong.  It won't damage your drive, it just won't be seen by the BIOS.  If you put it on wrong the first time, shutdown, flip the cable, and restart.
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Thanx Kpaske...

I wouldn't have thought that would be the case as I thought with the power leads going thru the adapter, the damage potential would be high...

Thanx
Steve
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