Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: 44 pin 80 wire ATA 66/100 cable?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2006

    It looks like I'll have to stick with the 40-44 pin adapters for the moment. I'll post again if I come across the special cables...


  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Doesn't matter

    I came across this post from google, and thought I'd update it in case anyone else does as well.

    Jahntassa is correct that the purpose of an 80 pin cable is to insert ground lines between data lines, to reduce inductive crosstalk between the lines (basically two long wires in parallel can act like antennas broadcasting weak signals to/from each other). The higher the frequency of the signal on the line, the stronger the crosstalk. For high-speed IDE controllers the crosstalk can be bad enough to interfere with signal. The speed of the platters (5400, 7200 RPM) makes no difference - just the signaling rate (ATA/33, 66, 100, 133, etc). This is absolutely not a problem with ATA/33, especially when you are using such short cables. If you buy a 2-6" 44pin cable you don't need to worry about crosstalk on a ATA/33 or 66 drive.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. RE: Who Wants Custom Length 80 Pin IDE cables
    By 047025n in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 02-23-2004, 03:25 PM
  2. Where can I get 80 pin IDE cable?
    By jtk in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-27-2003, 03:29 AM
  3. FS: 15' feet of 80 wire IDE cable. Great for DVD-ROM's.
    By LESLIEx317537 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-27-2003, 12:53 AM
  4. 80 pin ide to 40 pin?
    By albysure in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-07-2003, 06:49 AM
  5. Attn: 15' foot 80 wire IDE works. Paid 16 buks. -DVD-ROM (Say Yes!)
    By LESLIEx317537 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 02-14-2002, 05:05 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts