Speaking of Waiting on IMod3 Kits.
My Latest HandMade Version of the Hard Drive Cable uses Regular Ribbon Cable
2' - 3' @ 50 Conductor zipped Down to 44 Conductor (Old SCSI Ribbon)
1 @ 40 Pin 3 1/2" DeskTop IDC (Insulation Displacement Connector)
2 @ 44 Pin 2 1/2" Laptop IDC
I split the cable into pairs & Later into singles.
Leaving 1" tails & Flipping each pair, (Wire 1 in Slot 2 - Wire 2 in Slot 1)
I pushed each single wire down 1 @ a time twisting each 90 degrees first,
this makes them narrow enough to fit the 2mm spacing. Works GREAT !
Use your thumbnails or 2 small screwdrivers on each side of the IDC Slots.
& a Smooth Jaw Vice to finish installing the cover.
Next "Single" the cable about 4" - 5" & install the other 44 pin IDC in Order
(Wire 1 to Slot 1 & so on) But Still Rotating each Single 90 degrees.
Fold the Ribbon 90 degrees right after the Hard Drive,
then again right below the Drive & again above the memory hatch.
Zip this End of the Cable to 40 Conductor & Install 40 pin IDC @ Lenght to Suit !
(like the 3 1/2" Drive under The Base !) (can You Say "ReMovable Rack" )
Wrap Tape around the 4 extra wires to Insulate them.
The End With the 1" tails, Trim the Tails Flush to The Connector Except
Wires 39 & 41 are a Great Place to Add a 5V LED or a Regular LED & a 220 ohm Resistor
Note: Wires 39 & 41 are @ positions 40 & 42 cause of the Flip on this End.
Now My ToolBox System, will have a Laptop HardDrive Inside & with an
External Power Supply I can Attach A DeskTop Hard Drive or CD-Rom !!!
Many Thanks to Everyone Here for the Ideas that have Lead to this Revision !