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    Fry computer HD crashed

    A friend of mine has a FRY computer with a RW5125A hard drive that crashed. Thinking he could save some money he went in eBay and bought a drive cheap. Western Digital WD800 (MDL - WD800JD) - WD Caviar SE - Serial ATA Hard Drive - Pins are 15 space 7. He also got a Serial ATA PCI Card from CompUSA to "convert" the drive. Someone at the COMPUSA store recommended the unit.

    That was about a week ago and now I "volunteered" to fix it. Does anybody know if this drive and cable will work and how it works. It has a Red cable with 7 pins on it. THe booklet - 1 page - said to close pins 2-3 to Enable SATA connector 1. Does anybody know how to configure or install this?

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    Re: Fry computer HD crashed

    Dan,
    Go to the WS support site for the pin set up and configuration for this drive. The ATA PCi card should work OK , plug the red cable into it and the drive, then set the pinouts as it shows in that page.

    Go to : WD800JD
    BOB
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