[Chugalug] Disks without power?

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 04:23:42 UTC 2013


The one I have don't have any of them installed, and the connectors aren't
provided.

Should I contact Wyse to look for these?


On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 12:08 AM, Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Alex,
>
> All the J400's I saw when looking this up have a floppy and CD rom, the
> floppy power connector is what you want to power a CF to IDE connector. I
> think these boxes use a power brick like a laptop, but still use standard
> connections internally to the drives.
>
> Also if they are using a "flash drive" in the IDE connector tit DEFINITELY
> has power on the standard IDE pin (I think PIN 20) If it has a 44 pin
> connector it has to have +5v on PINS 41 & 42.
>
> If there is no PIN in pin 20 (BLANK) then there likely is no power, steal
> some from the floppy.
>
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> On Aug 1, 2013, at 11:00 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!
>
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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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