The molex is long enough as is and I don't think the 50-pin connector is angled. In terms of the Molex and IDE connectors, do I need to remove the wiring harness?
Remember that they have enough slack to take the drive out - the slack you're thinking of is with the 3.5" disk almost fully removed. They're fine surely?No, I'm probably being stupid. He IDE drive in the 6360 is connected with a 50 (I think) pin cable and a powered with a Molex. These cables have very little slack and are barely long enough to make it to the IDE drive. When I replace that drive with the IDE to SD, the cables will not be long enough to reach the 50 pin connector and Molex connector on the little board at the same time. My question was whether I needed to remove the wiring harness and try to extend those cables?
But enough surely, if you can plug in a had disk. There is more room for fingers even if the power is slightly further onto the board.I can provide pictures when I get home. The floppy drive ribbon has a lot of slack. Not the Molex to IDE Drive and 40 pin ribbon.
When you're working on these, where do you mount your IDE to SD? I think that's where the confusion is coming. I was imagining it being on top of the IDE drive with the front bezel still on the case. This is probably not going to work. How do you do it?I'd be surprised if it is an issue? Worst case I'd fit it upside down? Got any kids with small hands?
Buy a rectangle of ABS plastic about 3mm thick and big enough to cover the holes in the sled. Use the sled to mark 4 holes where there are holes on the sled. Drill the 4 holes out, drill them slightly oversize to help with alignment, probably 4mm.Attached you’ll see the less than ideal set up I was referring to. Is there something I should do to improve on this? The screw holes didn’t match the bracket and were too small.
In prep for testing your board I pulled my 6360 out of storage this afternoon. I'm not sure if this is good or bad news but my BlueSCSI (v1 external) seems to work just fine with it...
Since I got it, I've used that BlueSCSI with a bunch of my Macs, kinda as a boot strap USB install drive, for setting up whatever internal drive I want to use in the Mac. The only Mac I could not get it work with was my Power Macintosh 4400.