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Adding a drive to Dell Optiplex GX270

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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 3:03:09 PM

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Have a Optiplex GX270 with a 120 gig Seagate Barracuda EID ATA 100
drive and want to add another Seagate Barracuda. I looked at the
existing drive and in addition to the internal power cable, it has a
blue 2 wire cable connected from the drive to the edge of the mother
board. It looks like lamp cord with a slip on connection on both ends.

In looking at the various suppliers of Seagate drives including Dell, I
see no mention of this Blue wire which looks to be power. What is it
and where can I get another one.

Hate to call Dell because of the interminal delay.

Thanks
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 7:06:29 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

If the cable is on the pins just left of the
power connector and right of the data connector,
it sounds like a misplaced audio
cable from a cd drive. Those pins are for
master, slave, cable select.

"butch burton" <spacetrax@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Have a Optiplex GX270 with a 120 gig Seagate Barracuda EID ATA 100
> drive and want to add another Seagate Barracuda. I looked at the
> existing drive and in addition to the internal power cable, it has a
> blue 2 wire cable connected from the drive to the edge of the mother
> board. It looks like lamp cord with a slip on connection on both
> ends.
>
> In looking at the various suppliers of Seagate drives including Dell,
> I
> see no mention of this Blue wire which looks to be power. What is it
> and where can I get another one.
>
> Hate to call Dell because of the interminal delay.
>
> Thanks
>
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