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ide cable too short to reach from top of case to bottom.

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jstutman

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Oct 13, 2001
is there a connector, to reach top to bottom, or do i need to purchase a new cable?
 
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jstutman

jstutman

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Oct 13, 2001
just went local computer store shopping.
i cant find a long enough ide cable no where. the case is the antec 1240. where online shall i look.
probably make myslef look retarded and find it right on newegg :)
guess id better go look.
 

Ridenow

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Springfield, IL
No, you are not retarded, it is a good question. There is a limit to how long an IDE cable can be before it has signal problems. I should remember what the standard is, but, hey, I is still on vacation :p, you do the research. You can make one yourself, but it may or may not work depending on the length. To look and see what is available, go to http://www.pricewatch.com and search for IDE cable. I have bought cables and connectors and made my own SCSI cables. I buy them from http://www.jameco.com , but last I checked they did not have the 80 pin ATA100 stuff.
 

JaY_III

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Dec 17, 2000
18 inches is the offial max lenth to stay withen ATA spec...
you can get away with a longer cable....
but since when did running things in spec ever stop anyone here?
 
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jstutman

jstutman

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Oct 13, 2001
i use a 24 on my hdd and it wont even reach. now what do i do.?
i dont want to put the drives closest to the bottom.

6 drives available
 

JaY_III

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Dec 17, 2000
6 drives???
are you even talking IDE?
Or are you talking SCSI?

And if you are talking IDE, you must have another controller card, no?
 
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jstutman

jstutman

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i dont have 6 5.25 hooked up, i have 6 spots available. only use 2 dvd cd burner. look at sig. but the 24 wont reach. i know people have this case. why cant i find a ide cable to reach? the case is and antec 1240 or chieftec da-01w model. the cable makes it all the way down, until the medal bracket that devides the top bays from the motherboard.