Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:19 AM
In addition, there is a small difference between 80-wire UDMA cables, and the older 40-wire cables. 80-wire cables work as dpunisher has said.
The vast majority of 40-wire cables will not function using CS (Cable Select). So for example if you have the older gray 40-wire cable with 3 black connectors going to optical drives (CD, DVD), you must set Master and Slave drives with the drive jumpers, then it doesn't matter which position on the cable the drives are connected.
In either case, if there is a single drive jumpered as Master/Single Drive, it should go on the end connector. It will work on the middle one, but the stub of unconnected cable can cause misbehavior.
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