All right. I don’t think a SATA ODD and HDD should conflict on a PCI, but I’ll look into it a bit more.
I suppose the only question I have left is the SATA 300 cables themselves. Would you happen to know any reliable brands that are…
[li]Backwards compatible with SATA 150
[/li][li]Switchable (Can be switched from right-angle, left-angle or straight, etc.)
And if it does make a difference, do shorter cables reduce the likelihood of an error, since the distance for the data is shorter? I’ve heard that when IDE cables are involved, anything above the standard 18" amplifys the risk. Just wondering if that can be applicable to SATA 300 cables, too. Lastly, do round cables permit better airflow at all?
If you don’t know, then would you happen to know someone who does, or a website?