ATA133 on M/baord using a ATA133 HDD & Cable ?

  Giggle n' Bits 00:27 30 Apr 2003

If I use a M/baord with ATA133 capabale e.g Asus A7S333 which is ATA133 and a HDD which is ATA133 with the cable with the motherboard work with a ATA133 out of the box/the one supllied with the Asu M/bard or does ATA133 cables have to be bought seperate ?

Rewording it; If Mb has ATA133 will a ATA133 calbe be required to use a ATA133 HDD ? Or does the M/baord have the cable to work with the ATA133 type HDd.

  DieSse 02:25 30 Apr 2003

ATA133 cables are merely 80 wire IDE cables. Whether it comes with the motherboard, or you buy it seperately doesn't matter - it just has to be 80 wire.

If you don't use an 80 wire cable (but use the older 40 wire cable) - then the motherboard will dtecet that, and only run the drive at ATA33 speed. Commonly you will get an information message in the POST about this.

  Quiller. 07:23 30 Apr 2003

As DieSse says there will be a message on the screen, usually just after it has checked the primary and secondary Chanel's in post.

  Giggle n' Bits 10:26 30 Apr 2003

I Panic over nothing.

Thanks to both of you for the call !.

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