It refers to the fact that there will be one 44 way female connector attached to the male connector on a
mother board and the remainder of the cable exits the computer such as in the case of an Lap top via the HD lid.
Please note: We do not make Male to Female ( M<-->F ) mini IDE cables, that is to say, we have not been
able to perfect a successful way of attaching mini 44 way cables to a mini 44 way male header connector
as there are not enough conductors and heat via the soldering process alters the metallurgical properties,
thus rendering the wires brittle giving rise to the individual cables "snapping" during attempted assembly.
The following hand made cables are supplied with power connections to the internal rear connections
within the old Amiga A1200 , C.01210 , C.01220 , C.01230 , C.01234 , C.01237 , C.01240 , C.01245 ,
C.01255 , C.01275 and C.03020. Note : C.01280 is supplied with a ( C.99009 ) dual power splitter
cable. For fitting to other computer brands, please advise us of your cable length requirements.
ie., they are wired as pin 1 to pin 2, pin 3 to 4, through to pin 44 to 43 etc, not as in an a standard I.D.C.
as we cannot be responsible for a cable not working in a heavy "R.F." area.
installing a mini 2.5" 44 pin IDE hard drive into where you would have normally connected
a standard 3.5" 40 pin Hard drive and an adapter is impractical, due to size restrictions.
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 when ordering.
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.
Power must come "Off" the rear of the power input connector. There are no other options.