80 pin IDE cable for optical drives?

Posted: 06-12-2004, 03:00 AM

Any advantage / disadvantage with using a 40pin/80wire IDE cable over a 40/40 IDE cable (ie with the extra 40 wire shielding)? My question is regarding two optical drives on the secondary IDE channel (DVDrom and CDRW).

Yes, I do use and 40/80 with the two hdd's as per manufacturers specs.

Thankyou, r


80 pin IDE cable for optical drives?


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Re: 80 pin IDE cable for optical drives?
Posted: 06-12-2004, 06:09 PM
I use 80 wire cables on all the drives in both my PC and my husband's PC
(both of which I built). No problems. I have 3 hard drives and a single
DVD burner. He has a single drive, 2 DVD Rom drives (set for different
regions) and one CD burner.
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> Any advantage / disadvantage with using a 40pin/80wire IDE cable over a
> 40/40 IDE cable (ie with the extra 40 wire shielding)? My question is
> regarding two optical drives on the secondary IDE channel (DVDrom and
> CDRW).
>
> Yes, I do use and 40/80 with the two hdd's as per manufacturers specs.
>
> Thankyou, r
>
>

 
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