Primary & Secondary IDE Question...

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  1. spatel783

    spatel783 New Member

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    How do I know which is the primary and secondary IDE Bus? Is the secondary the 40 wire cable and primary is the 80 wire cable?

    thanks
     
  2. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    Usually the IDE connectors on the motherboard will be labeled IDE 0 and IDE 1, or IDE 1 and IDE 2.
     
  3. Tracy RainH2o

    Tracy RainH2o Photo Man

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    Your computer's boot HD will be in the Primary IDE cable.
     
  4. shanew1289

    shanew1289 New Member

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    40 is older and for low data rates.

    80 is still 40, but needs 80 for faster data rates. - Skin effect, capactive loading, I dont know but thats how they do it now.

    Look for IDE0 on the Silkscreen.
     

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