Lighting the HD activity light from a PCI controller card?

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Lighting the HD activity light from a PCI controller card?

Post by ReD-BaRoN2 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:31 pm

OK BP6 gurus:

Is this possible on the BP6? The contoller card has the pin outs for it, but I can't find any external controller card input the board for this.

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Post by Derek » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:01 am

I would connect the chassis light directly to the PCI board.
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Post by InactiveX » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:26 am

That's what I used to do, before I changed my case to one which doesn't have an HDD LED.

On a related note, if you don't have the chassis LED, this is a good little taskbar HDD activity indicator for Windows.

http://www.lonewolf.gr/software/default.asp
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Post by Derek » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:45 am

InactiveX wrote:That's what I used to do, before I changed my case to one which doesn't have an HDD LED.

On a related note, if you don't have the chassis LED, this is a good little taskbar HDD activity indicator for Windows.

http://www.lonewolf.gr/software/default.asp
That's handy!
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Post by Dave Rave » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:55 pm

I think he wants to use the chassis led for the mobo hdd led AND the pci cards led

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Post by Derek » Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:12 pm

Dave Rave wrote:I think he wants to use the chassis led for the mobo hdd led AND the pci cards led
You could always splice the chassis lead and connect it to both the mobo and PCI card.
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Post by ReD-BaRoN2 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:02 pm

Thanks guys! I'll see if I can get the LED leads to connect directly to the PCI board.

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Post by Derek » Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:35 pm

ReD-BaRoN2 wrote:Thanks guys! I'll see if I can get the LED leads to connect directly to the PCI board.
No problem!

FYI, some towers have multiple HDD LEDs as well. Such a tower would be handy in your case or for users with multiple HDD cards.
-Derek

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