Hi, my current ide cable seems to be giving me ultradma 2 only..
My drive is the liteon 1693s, it's working great at 8x and 4x speeds and I don't have 16x media (only 8x and 4x).
But I noticed the ultradma to be only 2. I have the writer as master and a liteon dvdrom as slave, on the secondary ide.
I think, like posts here say, I will need to change the ide cable to an 80pin one.
I looked online and found some descriptions of ide cables for sale on some shops.
I quote one shop '90cm IDE ATA133 Rounded Cable' (sounds very generic and it's very cheap). Is that suitable?
Another shop has some belkin cables. What about this Belkin Ultra ATA Hard Drive Round Cable single/dual drive Black 24 inches (it's more expensive than the generic one) :
I found another cable on another shop, cheaper than the belkin one, yet this one is copper braided against EMI and supports ATA 133 too. Is this ok too?
Any suggestion on which one to go for?
I believe I do have a cable with blue connectors similar to the ones in the last link, it's the right one I suppose as it came with my asus a8w motherboard.. It's the one I need so I'll probably try that when I have some time...