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Old 03-23-03, 03:15 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Max Length of cables?


I am building my computer semi-permanently into my desk in a completely custom enclosure with the hope of separating myself from all noise making devices (fans, etc.). However, it would be nice to have CD drives closer at hand. Is there a maximum effective length of IDE cables before I experience performance losses?
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Old 03-23-03, 03:34 PM   #2
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I think the standard says no more than 18 inches. I've seen some 24 inch cables out there, but I'm not sure I try to go much further than that.
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Old 03-23-03, 05:06 PM   #3
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I have been using 28" cables in a large full tower, and to date haven't shown any data loss problems. I wouldn't recommend going much longer than that.

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Old 03-23-03, 05:13 PM   #4
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Isn't 36" the absolute maximum?

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Old 03-23-03, 07:54 PM   #5
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So far the longest I have seen is 36". However they do tell you try and stay at or around 18". Right now I have mine on a 24" and so far so good.

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Shorter is better. 18" is the official maximum and I have only exceeded that once (For the DVD drive in my dual box). I don't recommend running your primary HD on anything longer than 18".

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Old 03-23-03, 08:09 PM   #7
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My cd rom is on a 36" cable because I'm using a full tower. My hard drives however are only on a 18" cable.

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Old 03-23-03, 09:38 PM Thread Starter   #8
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Thanks guys


Many thanks for the responses! I'll just be mounting the cd drives "remotely". Thank god Antec installs 45' power cords on their power supplies haha
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