Since our last review on
rounded cables, newer sets have emerged. We got a set of ata
100 and floppy cables from the good folks at
Factory. The older ones that are available basically look
like cables wrapped in heavy plastic. The new ones we received
have these cables wrapped in copper aluminum mesh, very spiffy!
The braids are covered with a clear
plastic to protect against runs or in case you snag it against a sharp
object. The ends near the connector have plastic separating each
individual cable to make it neater. The ends of the silver braid
are also wrapped again with what seems to be white heatshrink. I
noticed it says 125C on the white part, which I guess is a good thing
Both the floppy and IDE cables are 18" in
length. The length goes from the connector to the middle
connector (11") to the ending connector (18"). Ample length to
reach in most cases, including full towers. One thing I did not
like was that the cables themselves are a bit too rigid. I had
to bend them a bit before they stayed in the right shape I wanted.
The temperature difference between these
and normal flat cables are miniscule. You can see from our
tests in regards to this. What we did test is to see if the
cables themselves would cause immediate data corruption of any sort.
We did the same tests we did in our other review, transfer data
between two hard drives and burning cds. Both tests came out
nicely, times and temperatures are identical.
Overall, these are a nice addition to
your modded box. If price is not an issue for your case
modification quest, then go all out and pick these up. You
definitely won't be disappointed in the quality.
Thanks to William over at HeatSink
Factory for sending over a set for us to look at.
Very sleek looking
A lot easier to use than conventional flat cables
Plastic wrapped around cable is a bit tough to bend at first