[mythtv-users] Hard Drive Performance

William wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Fri Mar 31 14:53:27 UTC 2006

> I know that along with the 80-C cables came faster speeds and "cable  
> select" for device strapping, but what are all those extra wires  
> connected to and how does that make for faster speeds ??
> Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am still more or less 
> stuck in  
> SCSI-Land, a real "Man's" interface :-) 

The extra wires in the 80 wire cable are all connected to ground. This
places a ground shield between each signal wire which reduces the cross-talk
and allows for higher data rates.


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