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80 wire IDE cable?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by HRJustin, May 31, 2007.

  1. HRJustin

    HRJustin Guest

    i was just wondering im putting together my new computer and i noticed that there is a little gap in the cable like a little section of wire was cut out. its only on the blue part that plugs into the motherboard. it doesnt seem like its a fault or anything just a little space in the strip of wires on one of the little wires. i was just checking it out before i put everything together and noticed that i could see through it in a little hole.
     
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  3. ddp

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    was made on purpose. i believe to make the end connector master when using cable select jumper on both drives.
     
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    I dont know ddp it doesn't look right to me. Looks like an 80 pin cable with a default although as you said hr the pics are rough. Try the cable if you get weird things happening change it!
     
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    if im not completely insane i think the sometimes the use that mark for a floppy ribbon vs. the read or blue strip. Dont quote me on that one but i do think thats just indicating that its a floppy drive ribbon.
     
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    a floppy cable is 34 pins not 40 pins. also a floppy cable has 7 wires twisted 9 wires from edge of cable.
     
  7. HRJustin

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    i dont have windows yet but i have it hooked up and it picks up the drive in the bios. i ordered some link depot round cables for the heck of it with my last order of windows xp pro keyboard and mouse. im just mad that i ordered it late on friday and my order wasnt shipped yet so i wont get it until Wednesday i hope that everything works good when it all gets here :D its my last order to finish off my first computer build. :D
     

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