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Ultra Ata-66 Cable


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#1 karno7

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:54 AM

Hi. I have a DVD drive that supports Ultra ATA-66. I have an 80-wire Ultra ATA-100 cable and a normal 40-wire ATA cable. Which cable is best to use and if I use an Ultra ATA-100 harddrive do I make the DVD drive the master or the slave?

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:28 AM

Use the 80 wire cable.

From the old school - make the ATA 100 drive the master and the DVD drive the slave (if you can't install them on separate channels). Hook the ATA 100 drive to the far end of the cable and the DVD drive to the middle connector.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 07:50 PM

Thanks usasma. Why don't modern computers use many of these 80-wire cables instead of 40-wire?

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:03 AM

The 40 wire cables were the standard for many, many years. Then the 80 wire cable came out and supplanted them. The 80 wire cables are backwards compatible, so no issues are encountered when using them.
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