ata66 cables

mbetea

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for ata66 and slower devices is it ok to have 40pin/80wire cables that are longer than 18inch? i would like to run everything off of my ata100 controller card, but the cables are too short, thanks.
 

jc14all

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mbetea, in this <A HREF="http://www.impactsites2000.com/tekreview/ide.htm" target="_new">FAQ</A> it states that it is possible to push the length upto 24", but could corrupt data. But in this <A HREF="http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2666623,00.html" target="_new">article</A> its states:

<b><font color=blue>"At the same, Serial ATA will do away with Parallel ATA's familiar ribbon cables. These cables act as arteries for moving data between devices inside the PC. They ribbon cable about two inches wide and can only be made 18-inches long."</b></font color=blue> Hope this help my friend.

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Fisher of men<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jc14all on 09/16/01 02:24 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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