I've got an IDE (PATA) cable which has a small black box attached to it via cable:
The box features a set of Molex power connectors and a small connector labeled
H.D.D. LED, just like those which are usually connecting the computer case's LEDs, power buttons etc. Besides the Sharkoon logo and a
Q.C. passed sticker, there are no further labels on the box.
I'm wondering what the purpose of this box might be. Since I have no idea how such an extension is called, I didn't have any success yet in finding any information about it on the web.
Also, is it save to cut off the attachment box? I don't think I'd have any use for it, so it is just unwanted clutter. The IDE cable works fine without the box's connectors plugged into anything, but I'm not sure if cutting the small black cable might have any negative effects.