View Full Version : IDE Channel 1

09-04-09, 04:24 PM
I'm getting a message on the drive detection page of my BIOS. that the cable on IDE channel 1 is not an 80 conductor cable. I thought that the only cable that needed to be 80 is the one for the HDs, but I'm using a round cable for them, that I have always used, without this problem, though I'm not sure how to ID it's count one way or the other. The optical drives are connected via the lesser count cables, but I thought that was sufficient, and since they are connected to the secondary IDE connector on the MB, I figured that would be IDE channel 1 anyway. Besides playing a game of musical chairs with the cables, is there a more precise way of sorting this out?

09-04-09, 05:36 PM
count the wires

09-04-09, 06:03 PM
Yes, I will, but the cable is so obscured by it's routing and other cables, that I will have to remove the case's other side cover. That should be simple enough, but I had to fight it quite a while to get it closed last time... Que Sera Sera.