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Round IDE Cables - data loss ?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by garywork, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. garywork

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 553

    Or am i hopelessly outdated ? - as if . . .

    I notice even Belkin and Akasa (on this iste) do rounded ones
    some even metal braided and , gosh , copper braided !

    as long as they're decent ones should i be okay ?

    rememeber something years ago about every alternate wire
    in an ide is an earth or shielding or something so its improtant
    to keep that structure
    rather than all of them loose ?

    thanks
     
  2. LadFromWales

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,570

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Pah, all this rounded cable non-sense!

    I rather the old skool ribbon cables, much easier to manage within the case, folding happily the way you want it...unlike the round ones, which offer no means of management, they just stick out.

    I did get some Akasa ones for a box two years ago, they were only cheap, but they are fine. Yellow as far as I can remember...
     
  3. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,832

    Location: Tosche Station

    How can anyone ever suggest anything but round cables now..... when I see ribbons now I laugh.
     
  4. garywork

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 553

  5. mattio1980

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 480

    Location: south uk

    i could never ba arsed to do that just buy um
     
  6. LadFromWales

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,570

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Interesting read that was, although it went too in depth about the length of the cables. I was expecting more of a ribbon vs round comparison, but there we are.

    Either way, I never see my cables, as I don't have a windowed case. The only reason I tidy my cables is purely for airflow.