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Re: [vox-tech] how to identify ATA/100 cables?
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Re: [vox-tech] how to identify ATA/100 cables?



On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Mark K. Kim wrote:

> Well, I bought the motherboard that came with the blue IDE connector
> before ATA100 came into standard.  Maybe the mobo guys saw that the cable
> be useful with at-the-time-draft-probably ATA100 but I doubt it...

http://www.directron.com/faqata66.html

It is apparently more than just insurance.

> 
> -Mark
> 
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > 
> > > We have a computer at work with ATA100 connection.  The wires *are*
> > > significantly smaller compared to non-ATA100 and does have blue connector
> > > ends, though the ends fit non-ATA100 devices...  But my ATA66 also has a
> > > blue connector end.
> > 
> > I think the 80 conductor cable can be used just fine at lower speeds, and
> > it is insurance for UDMA66.

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