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Old 21st March, 2002, 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by Kaitain
Twisted pair cables are arranged with current flowing in opposite directions (so the +ve and -ve of each connection would be twisted as a pair). Thus the EM-fields surrounding each wire in the pair oppose and cancel, preventing crosstalk.

My guess is that rounded IDE cables do a similar thing with signal and ground.
Actually, if the grounding is done in the connector, it really wouldn't matter if you round it or not, as long as you don't disturb the connection to the connector.
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