Source for good LONG IDE cables?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Vince Maskeeper, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I like the rounded look- but every round cable I ever see is a cheap construction (a fan out of wires inside of a cheap and loose bootie, instead of a molded connector). I'd happily go with a vanilla ribbon style if I could find long ones anywhere...

    I have a large old server case I really like- but this means my hard drives are about 18-20 inches from the IDE connector on the MOBO... so the distance between the first connector and the end that goes to the board must be 20 inches or better (I guess this dictates a 36 inch cable, although I'd prefer a 24 with 20 and then 4.).

    Would love to find a cable that is round, with strong connectors and is 20 inches or more between the first two connectors and maybe 2-4 between the second two! If not, then can someone suggest who makes decent long IDE cables and where I can order them.

    -V
     
  2. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    I don't know where you'll find the cable you want, but beware that IDE has an official maximum cable length of 18 inches.
     
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