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Never seen this before, what is it? (sorry no pics)

#1jakeDiLLaPosted 8/21/2013 4:24:33 AM(edited)
My buddy gave me an older workstation PC to fix, it just needs to be reformatted and have Windows installed but I opened it up and it's dusty as f*** so I'm taking it apart....

I pull the slim DVD drive out and instead of a power connector and ide/sata it's just one connector that looks like it connects to a riser card or daughterboard of some sort.

Anyone have an idea of what type of connection it is? Best way I can describe it is it's the same size as an ide data port, but it looks like a male sata port without the L shape.... and longer. It's just one connection... no power connector.

Dusty old tech FTW
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#2Lonestar2000Posted 8/21/2013 4:39:02 AM
Probably a laptop drive.
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#3datopgamerPosted 8/21/2013 4:49:47 AM
Lonestar2000 posted...
Probably a laptop drive.


Sounds about right
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#4JavelinPosted 8/21/2013 4:56:33 AM
jakeDiLLa posted...
Anyone have an idea of what type of connection it is? Best way I can describe it is it's the same size as an ide data port, but it looks like a male sata port without the L shape.... and longer. It's just one connection... no power connector.


From your meager description and the fact that it's on an older workstation, I'm guessing you have some kind of SCSI drive. You have nothing to take pictures with?
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#5jokujokujokuPosted 8/21/2013 8:09:08 AM
Refer to this chart and pick the one that matches:
http://www.geekologie.com/2009/07/22/computer-hardware-2.jpg
#6jakeDiLLa(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 3:59:19 PM
jokujokujoku posted...
Refer to this chart and pick the one that matches:
http://www.geekologie.com/2009/07/22/computer-hardware-2.jpg


Thank you so much! I mean I don't see it there (although it could be but just slightly different) but I will save that picture to refer to in the future.

WIll upload a pic now. I was on the way to work when I posed the question this morning.
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