Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

IDE cable, how long is too long?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • IDE cable, how long is too long?

    I'm planning on mounting my xbox in the trunk, but I wanted to extend all the cable's for the DVD drive and mount it in my glove box. How long is too long? If I extend them 10-15' I'm thinking I might get signal loss. Anyone done this before?

  • #2
    Yes, with varying results. The end advice is, try it and see if it works for you.
    If it does, great.
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

    Comment


    • #3
      type extending ide cables in the search box
      My Install Thread
      digitaljetta.com

      MKIV VW Jetta
      How do I get sound to my car?

      Comment


      • #4
        I don't know about 10 or 15', but anything over a mile is definitly too long.
        StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
        Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
        The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

        Comment


        • #5
          my 6 foot one works fine

          www.stonewallcable.com
          -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

          Comment


          • #6
            In one of the many other threads on this someone mentioned a guy managing 15' using twisted pair cabling and that you could find it on the web. I'm googally impaired and have so far totally failed to find that. Does anyone know where I can read up on that?
            Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
            Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
            Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

            Comment


            • #7
              how long can we make a sata cable?
              Chris Krug
              owner, turbine minivan
              http://www.youtube.com/krugtech

              Comment


              • #8
                2cents worth.

                IDE was only designed to be no further than 3ft from the system board. (Of course as we've seen it can be extended further). When thinking about how to 'extend' the length of my harddrive cable. I don't ever consider extending an IDE cable, i'd use another solution all togeather. USB or FireWire we're designed to travel across longer distances.
                Progress [I will seriously never be done!]
                Via EPIA MII
                512MB RAM
                OEM GPS (embedded)
                nLite WinXP pro on
                1GB Extreme III CF card
                Carnetix 1260 startup/ DC-DC regulator
                Software: Still, re-Writing my existing front end in .Net

                Comment


                • #9
                  Yea yea yea
                  blah blah blah

                  Mine works fine with a CDRW/DVD

                  I wouldn't recomend it for a hard disk

                  I do agree with you on the firewire part but not the USB... if you extend it people please use firewire learn from my mistakes
                  -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    :-p

                    Something you've probably heard over and over huh ?

                    Progress [I will seriously never be done!]
                    Via EPIA MII
                    512MB RAM
                    OEM GPS (embedded)
                    nLite WinXP pro on
                    1GB Extreme III CF card
                    Carnetix 1260 startup/ DC-DC regulator
                    Software: Still, re-Writing my existing front end in .Net

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      yea...

                      sorry if i sounded like a jerk.

                      As always Your Milage Will Vary

                      The best thing to do is go with a firewire device since it was made for streaming, unlike USB, aslo your USB bandwidth may be used up heavily if you also have a USB soundcard, camera, keyboard Wifi and so on so you want to spread the usage. thats why i recommend firewire for this although i have succeeded with 6 feet of 40pin/80conducter 2 connector unshielded IDE Ribbon cable (crossing many high power and signaling cables) and others have succeded with 15 footers

                      -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        .

                        You didnt sound like a jerk at all.



                        Seriously though, you're pretty lucky with that IDE. With my luck I would never be able to accomplish more than the recommended lengths. (Especially going over high power cables, being unsheilded and all)


                        anywho, thanks for the in depth response, I actually learned something :-)

                        -I'm just not lucky.

                        Progress [I will seriously never be done!]
                        Via EPIA MII
                        512MB RAM
                        OEM GPS (embedded)
                        nLite WinXP pro on
                        1GB Extreme III CF card
                        Carnetix 1260 startup/ DC-DC regulator
                        Software: Still, re-Writing my existing front end in .Net

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I'm intending to give it a go using cat 6 twisted pair (probably around 6-8' in length). If it doesn't work, I'll be switching to a USB adapter instead.
                          Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
                          Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
                          Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            thats a lot of soldering or crimping or whatever. crazy. just get a usb adapter, so much easier and its cheap, probably cheaper than you can buy all the cat5 for k maybe not but yeah
                            CarPC install is starting to come along again...

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Already got the cat 6 cable. Yeah, it may be a lot of work. I'm hoping the ide cable connectors make the crimping part easy (if I remember correctly, they do).
                              Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
                              Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
                              Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X