[Gllug] IDE issues

Richard Cohen richard at vmlinuz.org
Mon Apr 15 10:51:22 UTC 2002

On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, Bruce Richardson wrote:

> On 15/04/02, 11:26:30, Kim Hawtin <kim at aldigital.co.uk> wrote regarding Re:
> [Gllug] IDE issues:
> > this may sound like a silly question, but have used the new fangled
> > high density cables?
> Aye, if you use a standart IDE cable then it falls back to slower UDMA
> settings.  The new cables are distinctive, being round and colour coded
> to show which end goes where.
> http://www.cablesnmor.com/images/round-ide-cables.jpg

AIUI - and I certainly could be wrong - there is no need for newer cables to
be rounded, unless you're talking about Serial ATA, which is the *next* big
thing, apparently.  The UDMA100/133 cables do need to be put in the right
way round though and may (anyone?) need you to plug particular plugs into
the master and slave).


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