Hullo Guys!!! Recently the slave connector of my IDE cable got damaged. so I thought to replace the cable with the one I got with my CD-Writer. Now I saw that the one which came with CD-Writer has thick wires than the older one and also they are less in number. But the connector socket is the same on both the cables. Are these what we call a 40-pin and 80pin cable? Will there be any difference in performance as I've my HDD on primary master connected with the IDE cable having thin wires. I hope you understand what I mean. Plz tell me what I shall do??