Paul Askins wrote:
>> Check here for info about hardware, including EIDE/IDE specs, etc.
>http://www.karbosguide.com/>> As for max length of cables, I think the IDE spec is 12 inches. I've made up
> one for my tower case which is about 3 feet long, and it works perfectly for me.
The "standard" maximum length is typically bout 18 inches in that's
about as long as you'll be able to buy off the shelf, though you can
have longer cables at the expense of data quality at higher speeds or
just plain speed, If my fried brain is still pretending to work
Dunno anything about the underlying protocols but I'd imagine a few
hours searching through WD & seagate's web sites (& google of course)
may yield something useful.
>> On 11-Apr-00 Kenn Humborg wrote:
>> Just got a prototyping board for my VAX, so time to
> build that IDE adapter...
>> What's the maximum length of an IDE cable?
> Has anyone tried going longer? What bit rates
> are we talking about here?
>> Do IDE/EIDE use different physical signals and bit
> rates, or is the extra functionality at the
> protocol level?
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