[Coco] IDE interfaces

Sean badfrog at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 12:36:02 EDT 2016

Sorry to go a bit off-topic, but I have not found anything on the web about
red SATA cables going bad.  Not really anything at all about them going bad
over time regardless of the color either.

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 8:04 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:

> I was initially spooky about sata, but so far, the only problems I have
> had with it have been that "hot red" cabling supplied by about 99% of
> the vendors.
> That particular dye in a cables insulation has been known as a time bomb
> by me from back in the early 70's when it became populer in CB radio
> microphone cable, it slowly turns the copper conductor its wrapped
> around into a copper oxide powder, a very poor conductor. Takes from 3
> to 5 years to fail.  Replace them with any other color of cable and
> you'll have no further problems with your sata stuffs.
> This machine, with 6 sata ports in its motherboard, has had the red ones
> I built it with nearly a decade ago all replaced with some other color,
> and I can go poking around it its internals now without blasting the
> system log with 100k of sata reset messages because the red cable is
> crap after a few years.

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