What type of ide cable comes with the retail packaged px716a (40-wire udma33 or 80-wire udma66/100/133)??
(I have a bulk px716a which came without cable/screw/programs and I want use correct cable…I dont know if px716a is a udma33 or 66 drive)
80 Pin for UDMA 4/ATA 66.
Yup, 80-wire flatcable.
I have problems with the double px116a and nero 126.96.36.199 and plextor support suggests to use a 40-wire cable (?). Is this a evident error ??
Hmm. That is weird, I always thought the 80 wire cable would do anything the 40 wire cable would. Wonder why Plextor wanted you to use a 40 wire. They must know something we are missing.
All ata are 40 pin. The ata 100 are 80 conducter. They dont share grounds or commons is the diff. The are 40 wire pairs in other words.
I understand that, what I don’t undrestand is why Plextor wants sirca to use a 40 pin cable instead of a 80 pin. If it’s not using the other 40 pairs of wires then what is the diiference. Thats the part I am having trouble understanding. An 80 pin should do everything a 40 pin cable does and more.
The retail drive is supplied with the 80 conductor cable to reduce cross-talk at the higher speeds of 16x recording. Plextor may have said to use the 40 conductor as a troubleshooting step, but operations should always be done with the 80 conductor cable.
40-wire cable usually forces the bus to run at a lower speed (i.e. ATA33) - That might be why they suggested it if you’re having problems…