ide drives used with wallstreet expansion bay

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well i was looking at the bang and olfusen mod at macmod when i came across how the guy soldered an imac ide cable to the expansion bay connector from a wallstreet floppy interface (which i have a connector). i know i've been raving about the possibility of standard drives in the wallstreet for about a year, and, no, my wallstreet is not fixed yet, but i'm still really interested in this. i'm wondering about maybe soldering an imac ide cable to the floppy connector, then plugging that into the imac ide to micro 50 adapter, and into my combo drive. i'd need help with details on pinouts and all. opinions are greatly appreciated!

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already done

There already exist PCMIA expansion modules for Firewire, USB and 2.5" ATA hard drives.
For a Wa;;street
Why rack your brain, if they exist?

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there is a company that makes

there is a company that makes these for the wallstreet, lombard, and pismo. They sell them with a variety of different sized drives, as well as one model that's BYOHD. Don't know if the 128gb limit applies to EBMs or not...

they also do it to the current models, but you have to sacrifice your optical drive. Us PBG3 owners have the luxury of the expansion bay, so you can still swap the hard drive out, and swap in some other drive.

of course, you could do it yourself. My suggestion is to get in contact with macdan, the master of the PBG3 expansion bay.

here's the EBM hard drives and kits:

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-digital Wink

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A friend recently had a Walls

A friend recently had a Wallstreet PCMIA expansion Module / bay which would accommodate up to a 120 GB IDE 2.5" Drive.
On the other hand I either network my Wallstreet, or use a USB PCMCIA USB card, with a portable 1GB flash card or USB HD for transfers.
I finally got a Pismo with many more options.
My Wallstreet and parts are pretty much retired.
Dave

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....when i talked about the i

....when i talked about the imac adapter, i mean to attach an optical drive. of course with two adapter cards, the drive would never be flush with the case, but it would certainly work. with the imac's ide to micro 50 adapter connected to the floppy interface with a soldered on ide cable, i would easily be able to attach any micro 50 drive or even an ide drive if i used a standard ide cable (however, the imac cable can provide power, so it makes more sense).

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FWIW, I just checked the MCE

FWIW, I just checked the MCE clearance section. I sure wish I had $25 to spare right now: ACARD Ultra-66 PCI card

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Re: already done

Macaholic wrote:

Why rack your brain, if they exist?

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