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Re: [vox-tech] how to identify ATA/100 cables?
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Re: [vox-tech] how to identify ATA/100 cables?



On a new visual inspection, I noticed the wires on my ATA66 cable is quite
thinner and more numerous, just like the ATA100 cable.

-Mark

On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Eric wrote:

> ATA66 *can* use a ATA100 cable, but it will only use
> it as a "40", not a true "80". Visual inspection of
> two cables (one 40 and one 80) side-by-side yields a
> noticeable difference. IF you have any old cables, you
> have something to compare against. If your new cable
> looks exactly like the old one (same size "wires"),
> it's not a ATA100 compatible cable.
> ERic
> 
> --- "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org> wrote:
> > So ATA66 also uses the 80-wire cable... so how does
> > one distinguish ATA100
> > from ATA66 cables? (That is, besides reading the
> > label, if any is attached
> > :)
> > 
> > -Mark
> > 
> > On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> > 
> > > On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Well, I bought the motherboard that came with
> > the blue IDE connector
> > > > before ATA100 came into standard.  Maybe the
> > mobo guys saw that the cable
> > > > be useful with at-the-time-draft-probably ATA100
> > but I doubt it...
> > > 
> > > http://www.directron.com/faqata66.html
> > > 
> > > It is apparently more than just insurance.
> > > 
> > > > 
> > > > -Mark
> > > > 
> > > > On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > > We have a computer at work with ATA100
> > connection.  The wires *are*
> > > > > > significantly smaller compared to non-ATA100
> > and does have blue connector
> > > > > > ends, though the ends fit non-ATA100
> > devices...  But my ATA66 also has a
> > > > > > blue connector end.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I think the 80 conductor cable can be used
> > just fine at lower speeds, and
> > > > > it is insurance for UDMA66.
> > > 
> > >
> >
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