On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 09:50:11PM -0500, Casey Bralla wrote:
Laptop drives have 50 pins and a slightly different connector scheme. You can
buy an adapter connector for a couple of bucks to make them work. You can't
just plug them in to a normal 40-pin IDE connector and let the extra pins
dangle. The larger connector also supplied power to the drive.
Well, it's getting power from somewhere with just 44 pins, since I can
hear it spin up and click while the USB cable's connected, and spin
down when I unplug it. That's good to know, though. Thanks.