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Old 08-31-2005, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How can i tell the difference between a cable select ribbon and
the regular ribbon cable.Some hardrives wont work if the pin is not set to cable select if the ribbon is cable select.What do i look for from the writing on the ribbon

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Old 08-31-2005, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a very good question. 80 conductor IDE cables support cable select, I don't know what a 40-conductor cable select cable would look like in relation to a standard IDE cable.

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Old 08-31-2005, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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unless you've got a really old motherboard.....and I mean REALLY old...then it should work no matter what.

I used cable select with my 1ghz duron days and that was one of the little bit earlier socket A systems.....I'm not aware of any 'writing' in particular on the cables though
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