QUOTE(rasstar @ Aug 2 2006, 02:25 AM)
Get the connection kit. Wire trick will kill your drive so don't do it.
It won't kill your drive if you do it correctly. Don't hold the wires for too long, that's all...worked for me. Just hold em, turn the box on and release the wires at the same moment.
If you want to be safe, get 2 3k resistors from radio shack (the cost pennies) and cross wire with them, you get get 1.5k resistance and its completely safe.