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What are these VelociRaptor ports?

I recently bought a 1Tb WD VelociRaptor and I saw a port that I didn't recognize. I did a quick Google search and I couldn't find out what it was. What is that port on the right of the SATA data and connectors? I'm sure it is some server connection that I've never heard of.
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  1. Hi
    Do you mean the 8 pins to the right of the sata ports?
    Or the hole just to left of 8 pins
    (8 Pins Test connections or jumpers )

    If you go to WD web site you will find documentation detailing the specs of their drives
    http://support.wd.com/product/install.asp?groupid=612&lang=en


    Regards
    Mike Barnes
  2. mbarnes86 said:
    Hi
    Do you mean the 8 pins to the right of the sata ports?
    Or the hole just to left of 8 pins
    (8 Pins Test connections or jumpers )

    If you go to WD web site you will find documentation detailing the specs of their drives
    http://support.wd.com/product/install.asp?groupid=612&lang=en


    Regards
    Mike Barnes


    Yes, I meant the 8 pins. What could you test over those 8 pins?
  3. mbarnes86 said:
    Hi
    Do you mean the 8 pins to the right of the sata ports?
    Or the hole just to left of 8 pins
    (8 Pins Test connections or jumpers )

    If you go to WD web site you will find documentation detailing the specs of their drives
    http://support.wd.com/product/install.asp?groupid=612&lang=en


    Regards
    Mike Barnes


    Yes, I meant the 8 pins. What could you test over those 8 pins?
  4. Best answer
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    Hi

    Testing Only WD would use them during manufacturing process
    Jumpers not sure

    Servers might use sas connectors
    there are sas versions of velociraptors

    Update Saturday
    jumpers can be used to force drive to go direct to SATA I or II (150 or 300) in case of old motherboard chipsets which do not properly initialise SATA II or III (300 or 600) disks

    Regards
    Mike Barnes
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