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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:38 pm 
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I want to adapt the CF30//31//19//74//52 to a standard sata interface.
I am tired of pulling drives in and out of caddies.

I am looking for the official item.
Is it possible to make one cheaply?
From the schematic, it appears all we need to do is figure the pinout from the caddy connector. run wires to a sata connector for data and power. I don't think we need any components at all.

CN9 is the CF30 motherboard connector for the HDD caddy cable.

Guessing that P and N on the end indicates positive and negative. If I can figure out if T or if R indicates A or B, the rest should be simple.

SATA0TXP
SATA0TXN
SATA0RXP
SATA0RXN

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:48 pm 
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This indicates receive and transmit lines

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:44 am 
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Thanks,
I plan on building a cable assembly using the CF30 hard drive caddy connector going to the standard male SATA connector that you find on a hard drive. Should not be any mods the motherboard itself.

The motherboard schematic just shows me the pinouts.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:10 pm 
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Have you thought about the cable connectors used in like a HP DV6?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:37 pm 
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Bill_TN wrote:
Have you thought about the cable connectors used in like a HP DV6?



What do those look like?
I don't own a HP computer

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:55 pm 
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Ummnnn...... Gimme a bit and I'll post a pic.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:21 pm 
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Bet these are going to be BIG.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:22 pm 
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Yup. But hey good detail.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:16 am 
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Great photos.

Thanks for the idea, but that adapter is going the wrong direction.
I need the sata drive part to be male. Male so it will fit into a sata to usb adapter.

I have a CF30 hard drive cable and one of these sata extension cables coming. I chose this extension cable because it has all 3 voltage wires on it.
My idea is to cut off the blue circled connector and splice those wires to the sata connector in the blue rectangle.

If that goes well, I can then just plug one end into a caddy and the other into a sata to usb device.

Other wise I will contact Rob and order the official tool.

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