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I've been using the same IDE cable for ~1yr now. Its been through MANY removals and pointy sharp corners! Well today my pc crashed so I just rebooted, but then my boot drive (Seagate Barracuda) did not show up in my bios! But my Western Digital drive showed up. Now that freaked hell out of my. My Seagate almost died about 6 months ago (fake death ) but its been fine since. I connected it to a different cable, just fine. I ended up trying it with my IDE to SATA converter and it worked fine (didn't before!). So what I learned, IDE cables are really weak and crappy! LONG LIVE SATA!
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post #2 of 8
yup

i have no ide cables in my computer :-D
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ha, i still dont use SATA at all, even in my new rig that i built about a month ago.
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I have problems getting rid of hardware Even when I buy my 2x 320GB Seagates, I'm still going to have these drives in my PC. Why get rid of 320bs of storage on two drives? I think not!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reberto View Post
I have problems getting rid of hardware Even when I buy my 2x 320GB Seagates, I'm still going to have these drives in my PC. Why get rid of 320bs of storage on two drives? I think not!
or you can do what i did and get an external enclosure so its all nice and pretty in your pc..and a sata dvd drive
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Yeah, I still got my old IDE DVD burner. That thing probably accounts for more than half the wires in my case (it's an 80 wire cable).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Puckbandit35 View Post
or you can do what i did and get an external enclosure so its all nice and pretty in your pc..and a sata dvd drive
I'll drop it, I know I will
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post #8 of 8
then just leave it on your desk like i do

i never had to touch it except to turn it on
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