Powering up an old IDE hard drive externally? Answered
How can I make an old 2.5" laptop IDE hard drive spin up with out a computer? I tried connecting 5v to pin 42 (+5 VDC (Motor)) and 0v to pin 43 (ground) but the drive does not spin up, it just draws around 270mA from the supply.
How can I get the drive to power on? do I need to short out some other pins too? What about the jumpers?
I am guessing it needs some sort of "power on" signal but I am unsure how to give it this.
I am NOT connecting this to a computer BTW, I do not need to read any data. Just for the motor to spin up to have some "fun" with.