Re: round 80 wire IDE cables instead of ribbon style

Discussion in '' started by xy, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. xy

    xy Guest

    shielding in terms of data integrity.

    "axtogrind" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > Using rounded cables for a LONG time now. [First rounding my own 40's, then
    > later the 80's, even though if you don't know what you're doing on the 80's
    > you can more easily screw things up.]
    > Shielding with respect to IDE traffic / errors, or with respect to audio
    > noise?
    > atg
    > "xy" <> wrote in message
    > > anybody using these yet?:
    > >
    > >
    > > i'm wondering if the shielding is better/same/worse compared to
    > > typical ribbon cables to hook up ide (hard drives) inside computers.
    > >
    > > i like the idea of the old flat style 80 wire, because each live wire
    > > has a dummy wire right next to it neatly laid out. but maybe it's
    > > better to have them all bundled up in the goofy tube thing they are
    > > using.
    > >
    > > any signal-transmission gurus care to hypothesize?
  2. axtogrind

    axtogrind Guest

    In hundreds of (my) real world tests and benchmarking, well made rounded
    cables transfer data exactly the same as ribbon cables.

    As others have said, they look cool, help air move through the case, and I
    think are easier to handle than trying to fold ribbon cables out of the way.
    But these are all subjective: objectively, quality rounded cables work the
    same at transferring data as unrounded cables.


    "xy" <> wrote in message
    > shielding in terms of data integrity.
  3. Arny Krueger

    Arny Krueger Guest

    "xy" <> wrote in message

    > shielding in terms of data integrity.

    Is there any current issue in this area?

    My understanding is that round IDE cables are an appearance/air flow issue.
  4. Geoff Wood

    Geoff Wood Guest

    "xy" <> wrote in message
    > shielding in terms of data integrity.

    If you are not getting 100% data integrity with your ribbon cables, you
    system would tell you pretty quickly !


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