IDE 80-wire cable

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#1

Hello,
I need to buy an IDE 80-wire cable for my DVD burner and after browsing through various sites, I am a bit lost.


#2

Yo-

I personally use the round for airflow improvement-

Several good vendors are www.amazon.com and www.newegg.com and www.cablewholesale.com

As far as length goes - buy only as long as you need - borrow mom-wife-girlfriends cloth tape and do approximate measure - making sure you allow for obsticles and such-eh!!


#3

Hi,[quote=skaleton;2123941]
I need to buy an IDE 80-wire cable for my DVD burner and after browsing through various sites, I am a bit lost.

  • Flat or round?
  • 18". 24" or even 36" are offered. Is it imperative to stick to the 18"max[/quote]18" flat ribbon cables are standard compliant.
    Most rounded ones are not, neither are 24" or 36". A cable, which is not standard compliant, might work, but it can also cause trouble.

Michael