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Postby Intimidator on Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:37 pm

Can you use an 80pin ribbon cable for a device the only uses a 40pin cable?

The Pioneer 108 DVD burner requires a 80pin ribbon cable and this will be dasiy chained on to the Lite-ON 52x burner and I believe that uses a 40 pin cable.

Both HD's are on 40pin ribbon cables, I believe.

Will that cause a problem?

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Postby eric93se on Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:15 pm

Yes, the 80 pin cable is 100% backwards compatible. If anything it might actually help your other burner.
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Postby eric93se on Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:16 pm

Also, if your HD's are faster than ATA100, then they should be on an 80pin cable.
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Postby Han on Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:39 pm

eric93se wrote:Also, if your HD's are faster than ATA100, then they should be on an 80pin cable.

Correction: 80-pin cable is recommended for devices faster than ATA33. 8)
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:23 am

just use 80 pin cable for everything, its not going to hurt anything
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Postby eric93se on Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:35 pm

ATA 66 => 40pin connector => 80 knives at the back => 80 wire flat-cable => ATA 66, 100, 133

from http://www.lostcircuits.com/advice/atafaq/2.shtml



and,

It's an 80 conductor cable with 40 pin connectors that uses the extra ground wires to dampen the noise bleed through between lines. This is the only way to overcome the limiting factors due to noise and crosstalk of the traditional IDE cable. This cable will also enhance Ultra ATA/33 drives upto 95% faster by reducing noise, thus having the drives running at peak preformance.

from http://www.pccables.com/01516.htm
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3 1/2 floppy question

Postby brasscorpion on Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:54 pm

Okay so here is probably a stupid question.

Can you use the cable that is generally used for a 3 1/2 floppy to connect a CDrw drive.

I noticed that the only difference is that at the end the cable is split and about 5 wires are turned backwards. But the rest of the cable is the same and my cable has an extra male end so that I can hook up another device either as slave or master.

So it looks like a standard 80 ribbon cable. I just don't know if the mother board and BIOS may be an issue.

Has anyone attempted this??? I would like to add my old CDrw drive back into the system...since I am already running 3 HD's and 1 Dual Format DVD writer. So all my IDE channels are full.

Any help would be great>>>

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Re: 3 1/2 floppy question

Postby Ian on Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:49 pm

brasscorpion wrote:Can you use the cable that is generally used for a 3 1/2 floppy to connect a CDrw drive.


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Postby ETP on Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:06 am

Good luck if you can make it fit. A hammer will work everytime.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:31 am

its been quite a number of years since ive used flat (traditional) cables in my personal machine
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