Re: Slaving an Old Hard Drive to Dell Inspiron530
Its not really about the money. Its more about the sake of pure knowledge. I'm basically asking this: assuming I solder the correct wires to the correct wires, and assuming I do the soldering itself correctly (no shorts, etc) and disconnect power during the job, then the red, black, black, and yellow wires on the Molex are functionally equivalent to the red, black, black, and yellow wires inside the Inspiron. Is this true? In other wires, its all the same except for the added orange wire, right?
Given that, I'll still very likely take your advice and just get both parts recommended.
Anyway, I appreciate your help. Furthermore, I might be checking back in later just to ensure I get the connections right once I obtain the parts.
Here is a second (2nd-priority) question: while I have the Inspiron open, I would like to wire a few 5mm LEDs (20mA If) to the Insprion's power supply (use red for + and one of the blacks for gnd). I would like to drill a switch into the case as well. This way, I'll have light down by my feet if needed. Its pretty much the same as what people call a "case mod." Assuming I do this correctly, is there any reason this would not be a good idea? I'm not worried about efficiency with 2-3 little LEDs (I know 12V isn't great for LEDs- I'll just use a resistor).
Thanks for your help guys...
edit: by the way jmacavali, I like the FFII characters as your avatar. I used to play that game when I was little.