What are IDE cables?
IDE Cables are cables that transfer data between devices in a desktop computer (Such as a hard drive and disk drive to a motherboard). The are very wide, and very flat. And have been replaced by the SATA cable which offer faster transfer speeds, in a smaller cable.
What are the two basic types of cables found inside the computer case and what are their basic functions?
IDE stands for Integrated Drive Electronics - It's a type of interface to connect IDE hard drives to the motherboard. IDE connections use the wide gray 40/80pin cables. IDE connections are being replaced by the faster SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) which has a smaller 7pin cable and can hot swapped as well.
This is a data ribbon cable is used for computer drives, like hard disk drives, Optical disk drives, and floppy disk drives. They are also referred to as PATA cables. They connect to parallel ports consisting of 20 pins in one row, and 19 in the second, for a total of 39 pins. IDE cables are now considered old, having been largely replaced by SATA cables, which connect to newer drives which run at more…
Under parallel ata, two types of ribbon cable are used. The 80-conductor ide cable has 40 pins and 80 wires Forty wires are used for communication and data, and an additional 40 ground wires reduce crosstalk on the cable. An older 40-conducror cable has 40 wires and 40 pins. the two types of cables are PATA and IDE cables which come in a 80-conductor IDE cable and a 40-conductor cable
When you open bios utility all drives are disabled how can you enable it there is an option but you can't choose to enable am running on windows xp?
There are two cases. They were disabled manually or they are not accessible. In the first case you need to enable it (check SATA/IDE setting). If they are not accessible you need to make sure that you have install jumpers in the correct order (for IDE), and for SATA check all cables and connections including power cables.
Difference of IDE and SATA is seen physically by the cabling. The SATA cables are much smaller by width and can let the cable extend by approx 39 inches while IDE cables can extend only upto approx 18 inches. There is a speed difference which can be handled in SATA versus IDE which is 150MBytes/sec versus 133MBytes/sec but if seen from a hard drive cabling view, the speed difference does not matter since the hard…
Parallel ATA (PATA) is an IDE standard for connecting storage devices like hard drives and optical drives to themotherboard. PATA generally refers to the types of cables and connections that follow this standard. It's important to note that the term Parallel ATA used to simply be called ATA. ATA was retroactively renamed to Parallel ATA when the newer Serial ATA (SATA) standard came into being. PATA cables are long, flat cables with 40-pin connectors (in…
Can you plug in more than two devices on one IDE plug If not then why would you have an IDE cable with 5 connectors?
Can I connect 2 SATA hard drives to 2 SATA connectors and DVD burnner to IDE connector on the same mother board?
You can only connect as many as the cable has, that is most cables have only two connectors per cable, and most boards have two ports, so usually you can connect 4 drives. Motherboards are cheap, and sata is the new connector, IDE is outdated. Most new boards can have 6 hard drives, plus your CD and DVD drive roms.
Floppy Ribbon : The floppy cable has 34 wires. There are normally five connectors on the floppy interface cable, although sometimes there are only three. These are grouped into three "sets"; a single connector plus two pairs of two each (for a standard, five-connector cable) or three single connectors. IDE Ribbon : IDE cables consist of either 40 individual wires or 80 individual wires. Ultra ATA/66 or later devices need the 80 wire cables to…
Most likely, but not necessarily. It all depends on what kind of motherboard you have. Most modern motherboards require SATA cables to connect to storage devices, but there are some that can still use a PATA (also known as IDE) cable for HDDs. Regarding SSDs, most of them connect to motherboards through SATA cables, but there are some that can be connected to the motherboard through a PCIe X4 slot.
Short answer: Four A much more precise answer: The IDE standard allows for two devices to share a single IDE channel. The most common configuration is for there to be two IDE channels on the motherboard, allowing for a total of four devices. It is possible however, to add more IDE channels, usually in the form of PCI add-on IDE controller cards and have literally dozens of IDE devices in a single computer system.