Thinking about a 1620. Either that, or a NEC 3500.
Multiple posts here and elsewhere seem to suggest that max speeds are only possible on an 80 conductor IDE cable. Is this correct?
Further, it would also appear that posts seem to suggest that the 1620 specifically will only reach max speed on a cable supplied by Benq, and not just any run-of-the-mill 80 cond. cable. If true - it would force me to buy a retail version, rather than an OEM w/software from newegg which many here have recommended. So, does the 1620 only perform at max with a cable supplied specifically from Benq?
Finally - my Dell Dimension 8200 specs are P4, 2.4 Ghz, 80 Gb HD, DVD ROM, CDRW (to be replaced by DVDR) 512 Mb RAM is approx 2 yrs old. If I need an 80 conductor IDE cable, is it a simple swap with the existing cable?