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Old 02-09-2004, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to build an external storage drive but am not quite sure if I have all the correct/needed parts [I am a computer newbie]. Most important, I need to know if in fact the FDD Cable is needed. I have attached a link [at the bottom of this page] to the Storage Case for added info-- ....

FYI - the external storage drive will be used to back up my files as well as store my mp3 collection. My pc is not cmpatable for SATA drives..

Any suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated!!!!!

Hitachi 180GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model IC35L180AVV207, OEM
Capacity: 180GB
Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor technology
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
Remark: OEM Drive Only

COOLMAX 3.5"/5.25" USB 2.0 External Enclosure, Model "CD-510B-U2" -RETAIL
Application: 3.5" / 5.25” CD-ROM / DVD / CD-RW / Hard Drive
Material: All aluminum Frame & Metal Tray
IDE Interface: IDE
Interface: USB 2.0
Power: PS2
Features: Up to 1TB
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BELKIN Gold Series USB2.0 Device Cable (A/B) Black Color, 6 feet -RETAIL
Featuring 24K gold plated connectors, which maximize conductivity and provide up to 480Mbps error-free, high performance transmission.
Hi-speed data transfer to 480Mbps
20-gauge high performance power wires ensure maximum
USB performance.
Belkin lifetime warranty.
Works with USB 2.0

Antec Cobra F16 Round FDD Cable

the case I would like to get is the 3rd one down

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Old 02-10-2004, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see why u would need a FDD cable ..

All u would need is an USB cable ..since the interface is a USB2.0

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Thanks for your feedback!! I thought I would not need the FDD cable...But being a pc newbie I wasn't 100%.

Thanks again for your time and feedback, much appreciated!!!
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I think that Preet2u is right. These aren't that hard to set up, just make sure that you're jumper setting on the hard drive are correct. That was my problem when I bought an external CD burner. Paid for it to be a USB model, and the company (don't even remember who) just sent me the burner, no USB case. They ended up sending me the USB case, and I had to put it together. Jumpers need to be set to master (check the owner's manual, that will tell you what you need to know).
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip...I did a internet search for "jumpers" and came across a Western Digital page that describes in detail all about Jumpers. I had checked my manual and didn't see anything. But it looks like the WD page gives me all the details I need to know. Thanks for YOUR time and response to my post!!

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