Stuff changed all the time in this computer lark

  SparkyJack 11:05 06 Mar 2011
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So that trying to marry old hardware to new can be a game of chance IDE to SATA in one example.
Yesterday I built a system based on a bare bones box[Mobo/Memory/ATX Case] and installed the optical drive in the conventional 'top of the box' location and the HDD in a 3.5 bay only to finds the the IDE cable would not stretch between HDD and Optical drive.- I do have a considerable stock of IDE cables they ate all the same overall length and connector spacing.
The net result was I had to move the Optical drive the the lowest 5.5 bay and had to adapt what appeared to be a 'Floppy Drive' bay[similar to the other 3.5 bays but with different pressing and lips.
So what has changed here?
Is it because SATA cables are longer- perhaps maybe- or some other not obvious change in standards?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:19 06 Mar 2011

Yes annoying isn't it, they no longer expect you to use a IDE hard drive and optical drive together.

  gengiscant 11:24 06 Mar 2011

You can get longer IDE cables click here this is just an example.I have no doubt they can be found cheaper elsewhere.

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