IDE Cable for 3500.. or any drive

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#1

Quick question… I’m looking at getting rounded IDE cables for my 3500 and hard drive.

I know from experience my 3500 only likes 80 wire IDE cable. How can I tell if the rounded cables are 80 wire? It doesn’t state it anywhere.

Thanks.


#2

It should state ATA 66/100/133 at least. That’ll be 80-wire.


#3

In recent times I’ve not seen any round ones that weren’t 80 wire.


#4

Thanks guys, that’s cleared it up for me. I’m used to just getting 80 wire ribbons, didn’t know if you got 40 wire rounds too.

Thanks again!


#5

round cables can cause crosstalk interference. 40 wire ribbons will work just as well since the drives are ata2 (33mb/sec)