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Mystery hard disk [Jan. 7th, 2007|02:15 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!




This is the hard disk I salvaged from a dead iRiver - 20GB is 20 GB after all. I'm not really sure what the interface is.



Is it PCMCIA? There are two rows of 25 pinholes. It's 54mm wide likeWikipedia says it should be, but it's only about 80mm long. I imagine that doesn't really matter if it was made especially as a disk for mp3 players. It says 3.3 V but it doesn't seem to have the key to stop it being put into a 5V slot like it says it should. Again though, that could be because it isn't being made as a general consumer device.

If it is PCMCIA how do I use it with a computer that isn't from the olden days? I can only find converters that work the other way round - PCMCIA cards with USB ports on them for example.

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[User Picture]From: nudejournal
2007-01-07 03:17 pm (UTC)
Aren't they usually 2.5 inch laptop drives?
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[User Picture]From: nudejournal
2007-01-07 03:27 pm (UTC)
Or smaller, of course.

If it is you can get an adaptor to the standard HD thingamy.
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