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    bigdawgfoxx's Avatar Big Dawg
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    Ok, me and mattesca found this adapter thing in his mobo box, people with an NF7-S know what im talking about im sure.

    Its supposed to change a PATA drive to SATA and stuff...yall think it would be worth it or would it work?

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    Yes it works.
    Speed doesn't change but the cable is thinner.
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    Oh, well alright thanks.

    I think we will leave it how it is, cuz we would have to get a floppy connector down there, and the sata connector would stick out more then the hdd.
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    Yeah i would think it would take up a bit of space at the back i would just buy a SATA drive

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    I think that converter is completely useless.
    ->The speeds don't change at all.
    ->And as for the cabling being neater, a good round cable (home-made or store bought) looks a whole lot nicer.
    ->The damn thing sticks out behind your drive about an inch and a half!

    Utterly useless....
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    Originally posted by kaiweiler@7 August 2004 - 04:17
    I think that converter is completely useless.
    ->The speeds don't change at all.
    ->And as for the cabling being neater, a good round cable (home-made or store bought) looks a whole lot nicer.
    ->The damn thing sticks out behind your drive about an inch and a half!

    Utterly useless....
    That gives me an idea. I have a spare ide cable (an old one). I was thinking of slicing down inbetween each individual wire. Would I damage anything?
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    I have done that and it works great, no problems at all
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    Damn, its very time consuming though
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    Originally posted by SingaBoiy@8 August 2004 - 06:36
    Damn, its very time consuming though
    1) Don't slice all the way down, much greater chance of damaging the cable that way. Just make a small nick and you should be able to pull the wires apart after that.

    2) If it is an 80-wire cable, don't split it into 80 wires, every alternate wire is a ground to help the signal in the wire alongside it so you should only split into 40 pairs. The idea is actually to keep signal wires separate, so to some extent the act of splitting the cable can undo this effect, but keeping a ground wire with each signal wire will help.

    3) If you split it into 10 sets of 8 wires instead, you will get just as much flexibility but it is a lot easier and quicker to do, much less chance of damage and you stay nearer the ATA specification.
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