UDMA IDE Flat Cable (80 conductor) vs. UDMA IDE Rounded Cable
Here’s my specs:
Windows XP Pro
1 Seagate Barracuda 80G 7200rpm (Primary Channel, Master on a 40-pin cable)
1 Seagate Barracuda 40G 7200rpm (Primary Channel, Slave)
1 IDE Samsung SM-348B Combo Drive (Secondary Channel, Master on a 40-pin cable)
I have already been to a couple of sites. But I need more inputs/suggestions. My mobo supports UDMA mode. I’m thinking of changing my IDE cables, should I get 80-pin cables for both primary and secondary channels, or should I get rounded IDE cables (Thermaltake ATA-133/100/66 Round cables Part Number: A1358). http://www.thermaltake.com/products/accessories/idecable.htm I do know that rounded cables minimizes wire-mess and helps in better airflow. I am more concerned on the performance of my drives.
Is there really a difference between an 18" (450mm) or a 24" (600mm), performance-wise?
Which is better to use on my writers, 40-PIN cables, 80-PIN cables or the rounded cables?
Any input/suggestion will be greatly appreciated.