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Postby Media2007 on Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:42 pm

Guy's,I'am new to this.What types of cables can I get or need for my Plextor PX-760A & PX-716A that are on the way.They don't have the cables.What type is best?So,I can go ahead and order some from newegg or cables to go.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:53 pm

80 pin IDE cables. They have all types.. flat, round, ones that light up.. they're all pretty much the same IMO.
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Postby Media2007 on Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:07 pm

Ian wrote:80 pin IDE cables. They have all types.. flat, round, ones that light up.. they're all pretty much the same IMO.


Okay,I looked.And I'am get round IDE cables.But,do I need the single or double?They are selling both.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:15 pm

Do you want to put two devices on the IDE chain? If so, you'll need the double.
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Postby Media2007 on Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:21 pm

I don't understand.Just let me explain and you can tell me what to do.Right now my PC has a HP DVD740i & Lite-on LH-20A1P installed.I plan to leave in the Litey and put in both the plextor's.My has Antec 900 case has three 5.25" bays. With just the litey in.That'll leave me two bays.

My mobo will support up to 4 E-IDE devices.
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Postby Media2007 on Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:23 pm

Do I need double or single round ide cables?
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Postby ruderacer on Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:41 pm

Well, if you plan to leave the Litey in, then you are going to need the double. This means that the cable you want is the one that plugs into the motherboard and has two more plugs for the burners. One is for the master and the other is for the slave. Make sure that which ever burner is going to be the master, you set the pins for master and the other to slave. These are found at the back of the each burner.

Just get two sets that are doubles. Connect both cables to the IDE connectors on the motherboard (the end that has the single plug) then at the other end you'll have two plugs where you will connect each burner. If you connect two burners on one cable, then follow the steps above. Then connect the third burner to other cable. You'll have one plug unused on this cable. Make sure that the one by itself is set to master. Just choose which two you are going to connect together and the third will be by itself.

Hope this helps.
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Postby Media2007 on Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:53 pm

:D Thanks,Ruderacer
That was a very clear & understandable answer!
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