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Drive has too any pins

\015 When I line up the connector in the drive carrier, there are 6 extra pins on one side of the drive.WESTERN DIGITAL WD1600VERTL install into Dell inspiron 8200 secondary drive bay carrier\015

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That is perfectly normal. Just make sure that the connector is lined up properly and everything should work just fine. On the drive itself, there is a 'missing pin'. Make sure that the missing pin lines up with the right spot on the connector.

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