Connecting a SB live 5.1 to a Live Drive II

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Clive Savage, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Clive Savage

    Clive Savage Guest

    Can I use an IDE cable to connect these?

    Should I use 40 or 80 wire cable?

    Thanks for your help.


    Bye for now.

    Clive.
     
    Clive Savage, Aug 3, 2003
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    Paul Hopwood Guest

    I've never really examined the Creative cable to see how it differs
    but I did try replacing mine with a rounded IDE cable and it didn't
    work so I suspect they're not the same.

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    Lee Blaver Guest


    A standard IDE HDD cable will fit and works just fine, but *ensure* you
    fit it the right way round on *both ends* or you **will** destroy either
    the card or the Livedrive.

    I use a standard IDE cable for mine, but for no better reason than it
    matches the colour other cables in the case :)

    Lee
     
    Lee Blaver, Aug 3, 2003
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    Paul Hopwood Guest

    Erm... which one? A floppy cable and IDE cable are different things.


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    Lee Blaver Guest


    I do not know if an 80 condcutor cable will work, there are differences
    from a 40 conductor cable;
    pin #34 is grounded at the mobo end and pin #28 is connected differently
    at each socket.

    If you have the pinout for the Livedrive (ICBA to look it up), you may
    want to see if either of these pins do anything important...

    Lee
     
    Lee Blaver, Aug 4, 2003
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    Clive Savage Guest

    OK thanks for the Info Lee.


    Bye for now.

    Clive.
     
    Clive Savage, Aug 5, 2003
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