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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:00 AM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:41 AM
Edited by DaChew, 27 August 2007 - 08:42 AM.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:26 AM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:05 PM
Correction: If the drives are IDE/PATA then their ribbon cable positions DO NOT matter.
When the 80-wire cable was defined for use since ATAPI5/UDMA4, the master device goes at the end of the 18-inch cable(black connector), the middle-slave connector is grey, the blue connector goes onto the motherboard. So, if there is only one (master)device on the cable, there is no cable "stub" to cause reflections. Also, cable select is now implemented in the slave device connector, usually simply by omitting the contact from the connector body. Both the 40-wire and 80-wire parallel-IDE cables share the same 40-socket connector configuration.
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