Dimension 8200: Is it Cable Select?

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I have a Dimension 8200 to which I am adding a Plextor DVD burner. Am
I correct that the drives on this unit are cable select? Also, if I
have to buy a new cable to plug into the motherboard what do I get?
Thanks for any help.

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Burn baby, burn. (If you know what that's all about, you're not as young
as you used to be.)

All recent computers, including yours, are cable select.

You shouldn't need a new cable. And in any event, drives often come with a
cable (for those who need to upgrade theirs.)

Ted Zieglar

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>I have a Dimension 8200 to which I am adding a Plextor DVD burner. Am
> I correct that the drives on this unit are cable select? Also, if I
> have to buy a new cable to plug into the motherboard what do I get?
> Thanks for any help.
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"SBN" wrote:
> I have a Dimension 8200 to which I am adding a
> Plextor DVD burner. Am I correct that the drives
> on this unit are cable select?

The IDE controllers are *capable* of Cable Select
mode, and the devices come from the factory using
Cable Select to determine Master/Slave settings.
But, AFAIK, you can still jumper the IDE devices
explicitly. And, BTW, it really doesn't matter which
way you jumper them - just jumper them differently
if you have 2 devices on one cable. I've connected
just one HD jumpered as Slave, and it booted up
and ran fine, and ditto with 2 HDs jumpered
Slave/Master (instead of Master/Slave). The only
difference is the the one jumpered Master shows
up in the boot sequence before the one jumpered
Slave.


> Also, if I have to buy a new cable to plug into the
> motherboard what do I get?

Use the kind the manufacturer specifies. You can
be safe with an 80-wire IDE ribbon cable.

*TimDaniels*
 
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On the other hand, you can use a shielded "round" cable
if the case is crowded or if you need the extra length.
I use the aluminum shielded ("silver") round cables for
both my HDs and my ATAPI devices, and they haven't
caused any problems in over a year that I've had them.

*TimDaniels*
 

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On 4 Dec 2004 16:57:00 GMT, SBN <sbn@foobox.net> wrote:

>I have a Dimension 8200 to which I am adding a Plextor DVD burner. Am
>I correct that the drives on this unit are cable select? Also, if I
>have to buy a new cable to plug into the motherboard what do I get?
>Thanks for any help.
>
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All dvd drives are set to cable select. Read the Dell book it tells
you how to install and set the jumpers.