IDE cables

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by dave, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    Can anyone tell me how you can tell whether an ide cable is ata 133 or 100
    please, as I have a spare one , I have an ultra dma ata 133 hard drive, the
    cable that I have in there at moment I believe is only ata 100 as my old
    board does not support ata 133, but my new board does


    dave, Jun 29, 2003
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  2. dave

    Shep© Guest

    You mean ATA 33 or the later 66/100/133 cables.
    The later cables have 80 wires and therefore the wires are thinner
    than the ATA 33 cables as they are packed into the same space.

    HTH :)
    Shep©, Jun 29, 2003
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  3. dave

    dave Guest

    I dont really know, all I know is that my new board is ata 133 and my hard
    drive is ultra dma ata 133, so I,m just wondering if the cable i got is ata
    133, the wires look pretty thin and there is 80 of em
    dave, Jun 29, 2003
  4. dave

    sqr Guest

    no difference as they are both 80 pin
    sqr, Jun 29, 2003
  5. dave

    dave Guest

    Shep, just been reading yur web page about installing old hard drive on new
    board, can you not just connect and bingo, and any changes will be made
    dave, Jun 29, 2003
  6. dave

    Shep© Guest

    Nope.There's some work to do.The new mother board may require mother
    board specific drivers that came on an install disk or can be
    downloaded from the maker's site.This can then leave dead incompatible
    entries in the Device Manager but these can be fixed as on here,
    Shep©, Jun 29, 2003
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