> > Well, if the motherboard does support it, and you've got everything set to
> > Autodetect in the BIOS (its usually that way by default), it should detect the
> > 80-way cable and set itself up appropriately.
> > Pete
> Now I'm sure my motherboard does support it, and I got an ATA-100 cable for
> DVDs, but still the same problem.
> By the way, how can I know if that is a 80-way cable? I think IDE has 40 pin...
There's 2 kinds of IDE cables, 40-wire (and 40 pins) and 80-wire (and still only 40 pins). The 80-wire cables have 'spacers' between each wire to reduce interference at higher speeds, and that's why 80-wire cables are required for ATA-66 and above. The 80-wire cables are thinner than the 40-wire cables (they have to be to be able to fit twice as many wires in the same space).