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q149

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Joined
Nov 10, 2002
Location
Japan
can i use old jank *** ide cables i rip out of an old *** computer for newer ata 100 or 133 drives ..................... thx
 

cwb27

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Joined
Sep 22, 2002
Location
Ontario, Canada
Pardon the dumbness, but I've wondered this for awhile but never actually asked.... How is it the 40 pin, 80 conductor cables work exactly? 40 pins with 80 conductors?
 

WyrmMaster

I'm a little teapot Senior
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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Montana, USA
The extra 40 wires are there to prevent cross-talk between the wires, essential for high speeds. Only half of the wires actually carry data, the other half just sit there.