[Chugalug] [Novalug] Disks without power?

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 04:22:48 UTC 2013


Internal interfaces available are parallel ATA (aka IDE) and no power
cabling.


On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:54 PM, Keith Howell <keith.c.howell at gmail.com>wrote:

> What internal interfaces are available to you?
>
> Some of the thin clients had custom ide interface connectors that have
> power in the cable.
>
> Keith
> On Aug 1, 2013 8:01 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <shadowhunter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to convert some Wyse WinTerm J400 thin clients to firewalls,
>> using pfSense, and have a problem.
>>
>> The system is a low-power device, and doesn't have any internal disk
>> power connectors. The device I had planned on using is a CompactFlash to
>> IDE adapter and an 8GB CompactFlash card. However, it requires a power
>> connector.
>>
>> Does anyone have any recommendations on what I could use for a memory
>> card that does not require additional power?
>>
>> Please let me know - I was inspired by Phil Sieg's thin client firewall
>> conversions I got while I was in Chattanooga.
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>> --
>> " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured,
>> the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
>> irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
>> warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we’re all
>> damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
>> episode "The Drumhead"
>> - Alex Smith (K4RNT)
>> - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA
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-- 
" ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured,
the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we’re all
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith (K4RNT)
- Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA
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