Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
A rounded cable is only slightly better than a 40 pin cable...
A rounded cable might be potentialy worse. But some how i seriousely doubt you would see a difference in performance froma 80pin EIDE cable or a Rouded 80pin cable.
The information you provided witch is described in those links is valid. But its probably a little overly cautious. But since the potential is there... what im going to do on the future build that usess these cables is... assemble the drives with the standard 80pin cables first, format and install everything. creat the backup image, and then switch over to the round cables, so if any potential problem occures at that point it wont matter.
but interesting non the less, i did not know of problems with those cables till you mentioned it. Though it will probabaly be a long time till i put those round cables to use, i will definatly pay atention and look fora perfromance difference.