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bostonkikiki January 22, 2013 08:29 AM

2.5inch drive question
Hi ! At the back of my 2.5inch HDD there are the connectors... but there's one where there's nothing connected to it ! There is one "long" one internaly "separated". but next to it, there are some pins just hanging there !
The drive works fine, and it seems to me those pins are for power supply, but how can it work when there is nothing connected to it ?
Thanks !

great_big_abyss January 22, 2013 08:50 AM

I believe you're talking about the jumpers, when configured a certain way, they'll cap the drive at a certain I/O speed, usually 1.5Gb/s

Sagath January 22, 2013 08:51 AM

Those pins are probably proprietary connections from the manufacturer of your drive. They use them for troubleshooting and fault finding, among other features like data recovery options.

Edit: or its jumpers...but I think most drives got away from those for a while now, depends on the age of the drive.

bostonkikiki January 22, 2013 10:51 AM

Ok thanks guys !

bostonkikiki January 22, 2013 11:01 AM

(by the way should i close this topic/thread ? if yes, how ?) thks you've been very helpful

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