Home > Hard Disk FAQs > IDE Cables Bad?

IDE Cables Bad?

October 16th, 2012

I have a ton of IDE cables and I can not get ANY drive set as slave to work on them except for 1! Are they ALL bad? I mean really! Some are the standard 18 in flat IDE cables. Some are 24in flat cables. 2 are 36in round IDE cables. None of these work. The only one that works is a 18in round IDE cable.

None of my drives will work set as a slave on the slave plug on the IDE cable. I can set one as slave and put it on the Master position and it works but not slave. Does this mean they are all bad?

IDE Cables Bad?

As far as I know there are no BIOS settings to create this so the cables must be bad, the one working confirming the others.

Comments are closed.