Not wishing to ruffle any feathers but a quite noticable difference allround ( reading / writing ) when changing from 40 >80 wire with both the Pioneer DVR 109 & the Plextor 716a
If I had to put a figure on it I'd say about 10% improvement in all areas
Yes my 109 pioneer did not work right until I changed the 40 wire to 80 wire also pioneer says it will not burn at 15x unless you use the 80 wire. In my case I could not get it to go to dma 4 until I changed the cable.
Not going to disagree with personal experiences, no reason to, you are most probably right in seeing some improvement in performance, i never experienced any such real difference though
I politely disagree with you - as there is no such thing in an IDE cable and there isn't any 80 PIN connections - so WHAT is easier to understand -eh??
Well as it has been mentioned, there is indeed no 80 pin ide cables but 40 pin cables with 80 wires. It is though in my personal opinion insignificant to the general user that just wants to understand wich cable to use when having a problem - 80 pin cables as a term is the one most commonly used, people run into it all of the time and it is how they ask for it most oftenly. I see no harm in referring to an 80 pin cable instead of a 40 pin 80 wire ide cable as long as we understand what we are talking about. Ans as long as some know the difference. That it just my personal opinion, i do understand your point of view though
Anyways, i think we have lead this discussion a bit off topic ..