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Solved: IDE-ATA33 Cable & a LiteON DVD/CD-RW

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  1. Roblobob

    Roblobob Thread Starter

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    I've just built a computer but found that I was one IDE cable short. I sent out my sister to get me another IDE cable from town and she did. I noticed on the packaging that it was an IDE ATA33 cable, not the usual ATA133 I have for my hard drive. I plugged it in and it seems to read both CD's and DVD's fine (I haven't tested speeds or tried burning a CD yet), but when I boot my PC it says something like "No 80 conductor cable attached to secondary IDE" in POST.

    My DVD/CD-RW drive is a LiteON 16x52x/52x32x (Mfr Num: SOHC-5232K).

    Is an ATA33 cable fast enough to cope with reading DVD's at 16x and reading/writing CD's at 52x, or do I need a second ATA133 cable?

    Thanks,
    Robin
     
  2. JohnWill

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    I'd pick up an 80 pin IDE cable, they're cheap and you'll get much better performance out of most disk drives. The DVD at 16x would be a stretch for a 40 pin cable, but that's too fast to see the details of the movie anyway! :D
     
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    Hello..

    It's not a major issue with the "No 80 conductor cable attached to secondary IDE". It is basically telling you that since it cannot detect the 80 pin cable, it will not run the ATA support provided by the onboard IDE controllers.

    Follow Johnwill's advice and get a different cable.

    Shane
     
  4. Roblobob

    Roblobob Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies. Next time I order computer stuff I'll add a couple of round IDE ATA133 cables. I won't bother just yet because at the moment it works fine, although I did try "Nero CD-DVD Speed" and for the DVD I tested (a film DVD) the test failed. I get the error message, "Error! READ OF SCRAMBLED SECTOR WITHOUT AUTHENTICATION (056F03)", and for the CD I tried I get this error, "Error! L-EC UNCORRECTABLE ERROR (031105)". Does anyone know what this means? It's odd because both the DVD and CD both run fine in the drive normally.

    Thanks,
    Robin
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Well, it doesn't sound good! :) I've never seen those errors, FWIW.
     
  6. Roblobob

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    I posted this on another forum and someone suggested it maybe because I was using copy-protected discs and they were right :).
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Could be, don't think I've ever tried to copy any protected media...
     
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