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Hard disks being detected as 33

For some reason on both of my computers all my hard drives are being detected as ATA33 but they are all 100's. I have checked the cables and they are not the old kind (not sure of the terminology). And disk access is kind of slow.

During boot up there is a brief line, (can't recall exactly what it says) but something to the effect of not detected 80 IDE cable.

They are Maxtors:

Formatted Capacity: 40.9GB
Interface: 40-pin ATA-5
Data Transfer Rates: 100MB/s (UDMA)

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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awilson1199
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jlausterCommented:
Check the cables to make sure that they are 80 conductor and not 40. A quick count of conductors across part of the cable will let you know without having to count every conductor.

If they are 80 conductor, you may have a bad cable.

What motherboard are the drives connected to?
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trekie1Commented:
what motherboard do you have? how old ? more than likely thats the problem    it may not support over ata33 without an IDE adaptor that does
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trekie1Commented:
just for the record what was the problem ?  you said in post the cables were not the old type
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jlausterCommented:
Hopefully your accceptance of a comment means that you have found a solution to your problem. Please let us know what the solution was, so that this question will provide valuable information as a PAQ.

Thanks,
jlauster
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