What's the problem with using cable select?

I recently installed the NEC 3500A in to my rig. I have the LiteOn LDW-401S set as cable select on secondary channel along with the new NEC. The liteon is master and nec is slave. Both are DMA enabled. I have not experienced any problems yet with this config. Please tell me what problems I may face by doing this.

I have both my drives set on cable select in my crappy emachines. No problems.

As long as you use an 80 pin cable (not always the case with DVD) it should work. However I have seen some motherboards that defied rules.

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i will get back to you if i can think of anymore possibilities… you never can be too careful :wink:


Yo cnlson-



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cnlson you forgot the most important one’s…DIARRHEA & VOMITING :Z !!!

i thought that went without saying…

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You know, I came to this forum for a quick and accurate answer. However, I get all these bogus responses, except for the first couple, from everyone. I guess what I am dealing with here is a bunch of young, snot-nosed little retarded punks who have not weened from mama’s tit yet. If I wanted to dick around with a bunch of immature dickweeds then I would have went to the off topic forum - but I did not. I was searching for an answer to a question that was not really expounded on in the NEC FAQ sticky. Wait, what’s that I hear? Mama’s calling boys and it’s time for you breast feeding. You little bastards will feel my true wrath one day! Damn you, damn you all to hell!!!

Just kidding guys! Felt like having a little fun. Thanks for the serious and not so serious responses. hahahahahaha


And Happy Holidays to you too!!!


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P.S. Merry Christmas, everyone!


Have a nice and safe Christmas you guys!!!

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i guess i must be using cable select. :wink:

“Always three there are, a master, an apprentice, and cnlson”

  • sc0ttL

Oh my… did someone slip some amphetamines into your cereal this morning?

Anyway, there really is not a problem with cable select when using the
appropriate cords. However, it is a good idea to put the NEC on the IDE
master channel. General usage reports show that the drive seems to ‘prefer’
that placement.

The main problem with cable select is that motherboards seem to be
a bit crazy in support for it, but no one seems to know precisely why
this is so; some support it fine, some have problems, some refuse to
recognise the connected drives in certain configurations if cable select is
used. Thing is, a master/slave setting works nine times out of ten, so it is
best to use what generally works for most people.