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How to tell ATA100 versus ATA66/33 drive cable?

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August 13, 2004 5:50:39 PM

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Is there an easy way to tell an ATA100 cable from an ATA66 ATA33
cable? I have a bunch of drive cables but can't tell which one is
ATA100. Is there a simple way other than trying each cable out?

Thanks

G
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August 13, 2004 5:53:28 PM

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On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 13:50:39 -0400, G <nospam@comcast.net> wrote:

>Is there an easy way to tell an ATA100 cable from an ATA66 ATA33
>cable? I have a bunch of drive cables but can't tell which one is
>ATA100. Is there a simple way other than trying each cable out?
>
>Thanks
>
>G

ATA100 has 80 wires, ATA33 has 40. You can tell by looking at the
cable itself and seeing that the ATA100 has twice as many ribbed
surfaces - hopefully you will know what I mean by that.
Anonymous
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August 14, 2004 2:55:04 AM

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In my experience, the ATA 100 cable makers have been pretty consistent about
putting a blue connector at the motherboard end and black connectors at the
drive end.

"G" <nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Is there an easy way to tell an ATA100 cable from an ATA66 ATA33
> cable? I have a bunch of drive cables but can't tell which one is
> ATA100. Is there a simple way other than trying each cable out?
>
> Thanks
>
> G
Anonymous
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August 16, 2004 5:30:50 AM

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ATA66, 100, and 133 are the same cable, 80 conductor 40 pin connector. ATA 33 cables are 40 conductor, 40 pin connector, easily
distinguished from one another by looking at them.

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"G" <nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message news:5ovph051jl1i8676l6rocsp5gho5stcvvr@4ax.com...
> Is there an easy way to tell an ATA100 cable from an ATA66 ATA33
> cable? I have a bunch of drive cables but can't tell which one is
> ATA100. Is there a simple way other than trying each cable out?
>
> Thanks
>
> G
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