Now I have seen some posts in the past about this but I would like to get a better answer that makes sense. Some people say that you need to install this drive with an 80pin ide cable. Others say a 40 is fine due to the fact that you can’t possibly max out the bandwidth on a 40 pin cable anyway for burning dvds.
In any event I only have mine hooked up to a 40 pin due to the fact that an 80pin will just not reach both my drives that the cable is hooked up to. I have only burned at 4x so far and knock on wood I have had no issues. I will try one at 12 or 16 eventually just to see what happens.
Some people say that you will get errors writing, reading etc if you only use a 40 pin ide cable.
SO WHAT IS THE TRUTH???