making ide cable::things i need to know?
I've got some ribbon cable and quick snap on connectors laying around. I've made cables before to run between microprocessors and terminal blocks, and from block to block as well. They've worked just fine (since it's just wire anyway). But, im a little weary of joining the cables in the same way that ide cables are...i know that i have to make sure i put wire one on pin one on all the devices...but it there anything else i need to be aware of before i spend hours trying to make something work that won't.
PS: In case you're wondering why im making cables it's because the ide cables that came with the computer are too short to set up a hdd master cd slave on both the primary and secondary channels....they're long enough that i can do one at a time,but they won't stretch far enough to to both (bottom hdd cant reach either cd)