"Round" IDE cables?

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Ok. i know this is a kinda strange, But i heard that there are different kind of IDE cables. They say that the "round" IDE Cables are the best because they are smaller or someting and Increase airflow. How do i now if thoes are the cables i have? what other type of IDE cables are out there?
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Flat IDE cable:
http://topcomsys.no-ip.biz/catalog/imag ... e_Flat.jpg

Round IDE cable:
http://www.jrnr.com/images/flatround/14-1012.jpg

Those are the only types of IDE I am aware of.

SATA cables are even smaller:
http://www.byteccusa.com/images/SATA-CABLE.jpg
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Do they make UV reactive sata cables yet? Or even like a monster cable version of them, with beefier insulation?

That's what we need, Monster to make interior computer cables. That would own hardcore.
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I dont know ... could always buy a uv reactive round IDE and strip the cover from it and PVA glue it to the SATA cable :P
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You should be able to pick up reactive sleeving pretty easy that'll go round your SATA cables.
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True... I don't know... Maybe UV reactive shrinkwrap, if the heatgun wont destroy the cable.

Can't wait for SATAII Raptors to come out. Or another company to do 10k or 15k rpm sataII drives. I'd prefer having seagates over WD's but SG is very slow in releasing the new drives. -shrug-
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I guess i have flat IDE cables....but thoes SATA and ROUND IDE cables Will fit on all my 4 hard drives right?
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EliteHunter wrote:
I guess i have flat IDE cables....but thoes SATA and ROUND IDE cables Will fit on all my 4 hard drives right?


SATA only fit SATA drives. IDE cables only fit IDE drives.

If you currently have IDE cable drives, then you will not be able to use SATA cabling.
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com has ALL the cables u could ever dream of and have them in UV also...that is where i shop a lot...check it out....

go to http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductLi ... ode=012604 for JUST what u were talking about...
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Erm, Roung IDE cables are about 200MHZ transfer while regular IDE cables are only 133MHZ
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The fact that a cable is rounded actually REDUCES performance.

A regular ATA133 IDE is layed out with 40 data lines and 40 grounds with one inbetween the other to reduce crosstalk. When you heatshrink them into a little round sandwhich, you totally nullify that engineering. Sure it looks pretty, but if you have a high end hard drive, you are going to have a higher amount of resent information.
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Oh really? Then who's the great imbecile that created that?

Then they must be the one that are called ATA100

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