Incorrect identification of ultra dma ATA cables
itetcu at apropo.ro
Sat Dec 6 01:48:31 PST 2003
On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 12:28:01 -0800 (PST)
Dan Strick <strick at covad.net> wrote:
> Dan Strick wrote:
> > Did you plug the cable in the right way?
> Then Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> > Well, I'm just sitting here and waching a few 80 conductor cables and
> > they are:
> > black - black - black x 3
> > black - grey - black x 5
> > blue - grey - black x 1
> > red - grey - black x 1
> > And the nice thing is that all are from Gigabyte motherboards boxes.
> Yes, I plugged the cables in the right way. The motherboard end, which
> is supposed to use a blue socket connector, is the end that is not
> connected to the PDIAG/CBLID signal line.
> My Gigabyte motheboard did come with some astonishingly gaudy UDMA
> cables. Two were bright yellow with green (instead of blue) host
> end connectors and a bright red stripe along the conductor#1 edge
> of the cable. One grey cable had a red (instead of blue) connector.
> As near as I can tell, the electrons still drift along at pretty
> much the same old speed regardless of the color.
I'm sure the electrons in your cables know the Cristmas is approaching
and that's the reason Gigabyte gives us so many different-colored
conectors, so they don't slow down on their way. ;-)
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