[Chugalug] Disks without power?

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Fri Aug 2 04:42:12 UTC 2013


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Regards,

dtb

On 8/2/2013 12:20 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:
> This thin client has PATA (aka IDE) connectors available, and uses
> a nano-ITX motherboard. The CF-IDE adapter I have right now
> requires a floppy-style power connection, which this system does
> not come with.
> 
> 
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com 
> <mailto:phil.sieg at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
> Alex,
> 
> The thin clients I used had power in the IDE connector... I cant 
> remember which PIN...
> 
> Seldom did I have to use the 3 pin floppy power connector for
> power. Fairly certain that the IDE bus has power (3.5 40 pin if
> memory serves), however the only CF to IDE adapters that utilize it
> have a surface mount transistor visible on the pcb of the adapter.
> I had to figure this part out through trial and error. All of my
> adapters without the transistor required external power.
> 
> YMMV
> 
> Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf?n® www.snapfon.com
> <http://www.snapfon.com> phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com
> <mailto:phil.sieg at seniortechllc.com>
> 
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> /"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up 
> with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
> 
> / /Steve Jobs, 1955-2011/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Aug 1, 2013, at 11:00 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 
> <shadowhunter at gmail.com <mailto: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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