40 vs 80 wire IDE cables for CR drives

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videobruce

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#1
I understand there are issues using 80 wire IDE cables for CD burners. I haven't run into this yet. What is the deal, is there?
 
krupted

krupted

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#2
really? hmm, maybe in older mobo using only ata33/ or 66.

i dont know because i ABSOLUTLEY HATE any cable that isnt 80 conductor. ive just had a mess of problems trying to get multiple drives to run and the speed was just awful,

i just bought 4 new 80 conductor cables to replace my headaches.
 
Justintime

Justintime

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#4
Have encountered such a problem with a HP9100, few yrs back i used a few 80 conductor cables and it refused to be seen sometimes, with a hdd or another cd-r/dvd-rom whatever it was fine, also it suffered from slow burns, put it on a normal ATA33 cable and it was fine, odd. :)
 
hastx

hastx

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#5
I wonder if the prob isn't more of a mobo issue. Many mobos only had 1 IDE controller that supported 66/100 for the hdd, the others were only meant to operate at 33. But it could also be some drives design only support 33.
 
NewBlackDak

NewBlackDak

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I've been using 80, because I haven't had any 40 left for awhile. Never had an issue.