[lug] low profile, long IDE cables?
stimits at comcast.net
Wed Sep 7 13:32:36 MDT 2005
Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 06:42:51PM -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
>>I'm curious if anyone knows of a place to purchase longer than normal
>>IDE cables, which are also low profile? The box I have to work with has
> With regular PATA cables you can split the ribbon between every 4 to 6
> conductors and then stack the mini-ribbons to make a cable run that
> approaches more the size of a SATA cable. This will cut down some on the
> length at each connector due to fan-out.
Unfortunately the route it must travel would still make this too long.
Interesting idea though, I wonder what effect splitting has on noise and
maximum length. The first time anyone runs into a cable length problem
though, it's an eye opener...it made me realize there are probably a
huge number of tower cases out there that can't actually use IDE in all
of their bays. SCSI looks better every time I look at it, but for cdroms
there really isn't much choice, especially if using it as an install
device...it's an IDE world.
D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net
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