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SubjectIDE termination (was Re: UDMA 133 on a 40 pin cable)
> > I don't think ATA66+ controllers can be within spec if they don't detect 
> > 40 vs 80 pin cables.
> I wish. Alas not in the real world.

Something that occurs to me, which is somewhat related to this:

My understanding, (which might be wrong) is that termination of the
IDE bus is partly handled by each connected devicem rather like modern
floppy drives, (in contrast to SCSI, 10-base-2, old floppy drives etc,
where the termination is handled by devices at the physical ends of
the cable).

So if you connnect a really old IDE disk, say a 20 Mb one, and an
ATA-100 one to the same bus, is the termination then out of spec,
(analogous to using passive terminators on anything other than a SCSI-1
bus), because presumably the termination requirements are stricter for
the higher bus speed and signaling on both edges?

Just wondered.

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