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   * The board supplies a voltage of 5V through this interface.   * The board supplies a voltage of 5V through this interface.
-    * The supplied voltage is **not** sufficient for devices that require more than 5V.  Those would typically be 3.5-inch hard disks and desktop CD/DVD drives (either SATA or 40-pin IDE), which require 12V.  If you need to use such a device with the Vampire, then, not only do you need to find an appropriate adapter, but also you need to feed extra power into the device from an outside power source. ​ In such a situation, setting up the necessary connections can be dangerous if done incorrectly,​ so we do **not** recommend attempting it.  If you really must, then we recommend the help of a professional. +    * The supplied voltage is **not** sufficient for devices that require more than 5V.  Those would typically be 3.5-inch hard disks and desktop CD/DVD drives (either SATA or 40-pin IDE), which require 12V.  If you need to use such a device with the Vampire, then, not only do you need to find an appropriate adapter, but you also need to feed extra power into the device from an outside power source. ​ In such a situation, setting up the necessary connections can be dangerous if done incorrectly,​ so we do **not** recommend attempting it.  If you really must, then we recommend the help of a professional. 
-    * Even though most laptop CD/DVD drives require only 5V and do not need an outside power source, they still consume a lot of power. ​ It's common to see these drives draw 4A of current. ​ If you want to connect such a drive to the Vampire, then, in order to avoid a power deficiency, you would want to make sure that your computer'​s power adapter is able to output more than 4A.  However, there is still a risk of electrical problems, because Vampire boards are not designed to handle ​high current like 4A going through them.  Therefore, we do **not** recommend connecting CD/DVD drives to the Vampire. ​ If you really must, then please find a CD/DVD drive with the lowest possible power consumption,​ and do not connect any other peripherals that could consume a lot of power. ​ Or you might choose to feed power into the drive from an outside power source, but we recommend the help of a professional in this case.+    * Even though most laptop CD/DVD drives require only 5V and don'​t ​need an outside power source ​to supply any extra voltage, they still consume a lot of power. ​ It's common to see these drives draw 4A of current. ​ If you want to connect such a drive to the Vampire, then, in order to avoid a power deficiency, you would want to make sure that your computer'​s power adapter is able to output more than 4A.  However, there is still a risk of electrical problems, because Vampire boards are not designed to handle ​such high levels of current ​(like 4Agoing through them.  Therefore, we do **not** recommend connecting CD/DVD drives to the Vampire. ​ If you really must, then please find a CD/DVD drive with the lowest possible power consumption,​ and do not connect any other peripherals that could consume a lot of power. ​ Or you might choose to feed power into the drive from an outside power source, but we recommend the help of a professional in this case.
   * This interface supports "Fast IDE", with PIO modes from 0 (slowest) to 6 (fastest).   * This interface supports "Fast IDE", with PIO modes from 0 (slowest) to 6 (fastest).
     * Most storage devices are **certified** to support up to PIO mode 4, but many CF cards are **certified** to support up to PIO modes 5 and 6.  Therefore, fast CF cards enable the maximum possible speed on this interface.     * Most storage devices are **certified** to support up to PIO mode 4, but many CF cards are **certified** to support up to PIO modes 5 and 6.  Therefore, fast CF cards enable the maximum possible speed on this interface.
-      * If you can't use a CF card, you might still be able to reach PIO modes 5 and 6 with another fast storage device, in case it **unofficially** supports those modes as a side effect of its high DMA speed.+      * If you can't use a CF card, you might still be able to reach PIO modes 5 and 6 using another ​type of fast storage device, in case it **unofficially** supports those modes as a side effect of its high DMA speed.
     * If you attach multiple devices to a single IDE cable, the slowest device will dictate the maximum speed on this interface. ​ For example, if you have a CF card that supports PIO mode 6, its speed would be hampered by a hard disk which only supports PIO mode 4.     * If you attach multiple devices to a single IDE cable, the slowest device will dictate the maximum speed on this interface. ​ For example, if you have a CF card that supports PIO mode 6, its speed would be hampered by a hard disk which only supports PIO mode 4.
 +    * To enable “Fast IDE”, please see ''​[[:​system_tools:​vcontrol:​VControl IDESPEED]]''​.
 +  * When connecting or disconnecting a device on this interface, make sure that the Amiga / Vampire is powered off.  Also, disconnect all devices that have their own power connection, such as Digital Video, Ethernet and USB-Blaster cables, to prevent power backfeed into the Vampire.
   * Be very careful when connecting a device to this interface. ​ If you shift your connector to either side of this interface (meaning that you don't cover all pins), you can cause a short circuit and destroy the Vampire.   * Be very careful when connecting a device to this interface. ​ If you shift your connector to either side of this interface (meaning that you don't cover all pins), you can cause a short circuit and destroy the Vampire.
  
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