braided ide cables

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by VenomXt, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im looking for braided ide cables. nothing fancy just to get better air flow.

    any ideas where to look for them newegg has some for 12 bucks and 6 dollars shipping... really expensive to me.

    any ideas

    and if you use them any pros/cons
     
  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Where in the US are you located?

    You should look in your area at the local computer shops. I got mine at a local shop here in San Francisco (but they have 2 other stores on the peninsula/bay area). I payed 'bout 10 dollars for them and they have a life time warranty.

    Don't buy them online, you could wind up paying more in shipping than what they want for the cables.

    And yes I use them and they work well.

    Here's a pic of mine. The blue one in the foreground is the Floppy. The IDE braided are lower.
     
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  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Try ebay. I got a set of (2) 24" IDE and a 12" floppy for $12 including shipping. Just search for "round IDE"

    As for cons:
    1) The IDE spec stipulates a maximum length of 18" and flat ribbon cables. However, I have never heard of anyone having any problems. I would stay away from any cables over 24"
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    houston tx

    btw gonnads i have the same case as you.
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    FRYE's electronics has them $6 bucks for a set of 3 (2 ide, 1 floppy). That's what I use no problems. I think there is a FRYE's in Houston. Best Buy and COmpusa have them also but watch the prices. I've seen identical cables priced from 3 bucks to 15 bucks each.
     
  6. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    Another way to get them cheep is to make them yourself. Just get a regular ide cable cearfully cut it into 3 or 5 strips being cearfull not to damage the wires. and then wrap electrical tape around the strips to form a small strip. Get some old cables and practice first. I did this with long cables ment for servers. they were $3 dollars each at a computer store.
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Heh heh... cool.

    Look around locally in Huston, it's yer best bet. :)
     
  8. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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  9. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Hey gonaads--what's the black stuff around your power cables? My case looks like a mess inside; I like what you got going. :)
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    It's called "spiral wrap". A wire covering you can get at any electronics shop/store or also at a computer shop/store. They come in a variety of colors.

    You can also get the "split" type (first image). :)

    This site has quite a bit and a variety of styles sizes and colors.
    http://www.directron.com/cablem.html