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Cables

Capricorn

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
To make my case tidier and less cluttered I wondered if it is possible to buy an IDE cable with only one connection, to fit onto my Hard Drive. And a Floppy Cable with only one connection to fit my Floppy Drive. Do many people really fit two Floppy Drives nowadays? I would prefer the cables to be round. I live in the UK.
 
#2
i have a floppy cable with only 1 connection. Never saw a floppy cable with 2 connections :S but i have know idea where you can buy them
 
#7
make your own from a double cable, take a sharp knife and cut off level with the 1st connector, job done


This will only work if done correctly. You would have to remove the end that goes into the board and use the middle connector in the MB. The floppy drive MUST be on the twisted end of the cable.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#10
capricorn... for floppy cables, follow un4's advice:
Originally posted by Un4gIvEn1
You would have to remove the end that goes into the board and use the middle connector in the MB. The floppy drive MUST be on the twisted end of the cable.
to shorten ide cables, just cut off the end after the middle connector.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#11
Capricorn, one question... Ummmm, well cleaning up is all good but what if you want to put another HDD in or a DVD ROM and/or CD BURNER and you need that other connection??? Then what???



Why not use the rounded IDE cables and just tie them up nice 'n neat with plastic ties???
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#12
Now on the Floppie is fine but the IDE cables... don't know. If you start to expand with more drives then you're outta luck.
 
#13
not to scare anyone, but i was watching TechTV, and i think that i heard them say that if you messed up while rounding cables (cutting 1 of the small wires) you could messed up the device or MB. that ever happend to anyone?
 
#14
should be common sense but should say it anyway........

cutting off end is fine and will work, but don't do it while other end is plugged in motherboard and especially while computer is on/plugged in. most everyone should know this but just incase.....

:D :happy: :) :confused: :huh: :eek:
 
#16
Originally posted by Jz1397-4
not to scare anyone, but i was watching TechTV, and i think that i heard them say that if you messed up while rounding cables (cutting 1 of the small wires) you could messed up the device or MB. that ever happend to anyone?
If you cut one of the wires I don't think you'll mess up too much (except it won't work) unless you cut the wrong one I guess (so that a "read" command is taken as a "format" command :)). Very low probability though. :)

The really bad thing that can happen is if you slice the insulation on some cables and they get shorted. *zap* :eek:
Not too good. ;)
 
#17
Originally posted by Zedric
If you cut one of the wires I don't think you'll mess up too much (except it won't work) unless you cut the wrong one I guess (so that a "read" command is taken as a "format" command :)). Very low probability though. :)

The really bad thing that can happen is if you slice the insulation on some cables and they get shorted. *zap* :eek:
Not too good. ;)
yes thats what i was trying to say. ok thansk for the reply
 

Capricorn

OSNN Senior Addict
#19
Thanks Kafros. I've bought a couple of round floppy drive cables, with one end, at 30cm length. I'll see how good they are. I liked the Free Post.
 

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