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Old 05-22-2008, 06:19 PM
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Help Toshiba MK1626GCB ZIF question

I want to put a toshiba MK1626GCB in my ZVM, and had a few questions. As you can see from the specs i posted, it has a CE-ATA interface. Stock ZMVs have PATA (ATA-6) HDDs in them--will the ZVM be able to use the newer CE-ATA interface? The CE-ATA ZIF connectors use 18 pins, and the ZVM has a 40 pin ZIF socket. I've been looking on google, and it seems that most ZIF sockets are compatible with plugs with equal to or lesser amounts of pins--is this true with the ZVM socket? I was also wondering what the pitches were on the ZIF plug on the MK1626GCB and the ZIF socket in the ZVM. If they aren't the same would i be able to file one of the two down and/or just force them together successfully or would I be able to find an adapter at some place like Fry's?

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Old 05-23-2008, 12:12 AM
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I believe you are reaching a little too far. Besides the issue of a different number of pins with different pinouts; just because they both use a ZIF connector doesn't mean the interface will be the same. There is also the possible issue to whether the firmware on the ZVM will handle reading the capacity of a drive that large.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:42 PM
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Okay well thanks anyway, I'll just stick with the 100 gb hard drive since it's already been done, that's plenty of space for me anyway

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Old 05-24-2008, 07:20 AM
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I think that would be the safest way to upgrade the hard drive right now. Remember you are dealing with a hard drive which isn't memory. Good luck and welcome to ABI.
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