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Old 09-01-2007, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have a SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.10, 250GB, ULTRA ATA/100 (ST3250620A) desktop hard drive. The manual says that an 80 conductor ULTRA ATA cable should be used with it.

I do not know too much about computers and I have not read the manual until 5 minutes ago. I just bought a cable at best buy this afternoon. I had no idea that there are different kind of cables for different hard drive types. The cable I bought is an ULTRA ATA 100 ROUND CABLE (DX-C101861)

Would my hard drive work with this cable? If yes, what are the disadvantages using this cable rather than the 80 conductor ULTRA ATA cable.

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Yea, it works. The 80 has more pins, compared to 40. Since there are usually two drives on a cable, 40 is used per drive for best performance, adding up to 80.

Another thing is that the cable also says Ultra ATA 100.
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