Install hdd on a floppy header

April 13, 2011 at 12:50:25
Specs: Windows XP
I have a new mobo that comes with a floppy Drive Header, does anyone know if there is HDD can be installed on this header since floppies are obsolete?

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April 13, 2011 at 13:12:39
No it cannot. An ATA hard disk has a 40 pin interface. The floppy drive interface is only 34 pins with completely different signals being carried.

There is nothing you can do with this header except install a floppy disk or a high capacity ZIp drive which is even more obsolete.


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April 13, 2011 at 13:21:10
Thanks so much for your quick response Stuart, that's exactly what I thought.

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