So...What does IDC mean ??..Simple, ..." Insulation Displacement Connector".
The plastic insulation is displaced by the sharp metal "fork" of the upper connection allowing
the wire within to make good contact with the connector, the wires line up with their
respective connecting "forks" and are "pressed" in assembly as an interference fit, thus
assuring good electrical connectivity.
Dual 2.5" , refers to a cable with two mini 44 way connectors attached at one end and one more
mini 44 way connector attached at the other end, the cable is of a certain length.
This cable is used where one connector connects onto the 44 way header pins on the mother
board, the other two connect to two other 2.5" mini IDE hard drives, these typically are
mounted within the A1200's case.
Single 3.5" refers to where one end connects via a 44 way connector to the mother board,the
other connects to a 3.5" IDE device such as a 3.5" Hard drive.
A Single 2.5" refers to one connector attaching to the internal mother board's 44 way male pins
and one to the mini 2.5" internal Hard drive.
Dual 3.5" refers to a cable with two standard 40 way connectors attached on a mini 44 way cable
of a certain length.
The mini 44 way connector attaches to the mother board and there are two 3.5" device
connectors attached, they can be internal or external, please tell us and make your choice
Internal refers to the fact that the hard drive or IDE device is mounted inside that computer,
either 2.5" or 3.5" with insulation.
You can fit a single 2.5" hard drive, or two of 2.5" hard drives all inside an A1200, or one 3.5"
hard drive, or amazing as it may seem, we have very successfully fitted a 2.'" drive and a 3.5"
hard drive within an Amiga A1200 case, it was a tight squeeze, but it can be and has been done.
Solder the 3.5" hard drive power wires directly to the rear of the power-in connector to get
Power must come "Off" the rear of the power input connector. There are no other options.