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My computer is very ill. When i boot it up it will go until it detects IDE drives then freeze for a while then sometimes say something about a "80 connector". If it boots up, everything is very slow and most of the time the hard drive is beeping and making another like scratching noise. Any advice will help. Thanks....
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what info can you give us about the computer make model etc
also how many beeps
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Hey Buddy The info about 80 conductor pin is Ok

It resembles you are using a normal 40 pin conductor cable for your hdd.

If you want performance you need to get Ultra 66 cable which is 40 pins with 80
wires i.e each seperate wire for ground......

1.Try to attach only your hard disk to cable no secondory slave or any device am sure u must notice a performance boost

If you need more help you need to give your's system configuration along with os and etc

Thanks for reading

Guess I don't speak long

Edited by hbkwarez, 28 May 2005 - 02:47 AM.

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40 pin is just 40 data wires
80 is with 40 redundent wires to absorb the noise between the wires when they speed up beyand (p)ata66
"scratching noise"
plz dont tell me its like nails on a chock board :tazz:
if so i "could" imagine the harddrive is going bad.
I tried installing a brand new sata 2 months ago for a friend at school
it made a clicking noise that reminded me of a timer LOL!!!
it was defective. he didnt even want to send it back to newegg even thou (I STRESSED him to do so), since he had extra money.he bought a duplicate of it and worked fine.
odd hu?

Edited by RogueComGeek, 28 May 2005 - 03:11 AM.

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