HD and CDRW on same IDE channel?
I'm building a new system. I'm wondering if it is OK to put a HD as primary master and a CDRW as a primary slave. Will it slow down the HD?
yes, the hard drive will be slowed down
it is best to keep your hard drive(s) on a separate IDE channel from cd-rom drive(s)
Thanks for that one.
However. I only have one 80-pin cable (and a couple of 40 pin ones). I'm installing a DVD-player and a CDRW on the second HD channel. Will a 40 pin cable be up to that job? I need my 80 pin cable for the HD.
Use the 80 pin for the HDD and the 40 for the CD drives. It'll definately be up to the job
Thanks for your help, it's been very useful.
Actually, the CDRW drive will only slow the HDD when you're actually using the CDRW. Popular misconception.
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This should back up BPB:
I would put the dvd on the primary slave. that would make for faster on-the-fly copies.
I've already assembled the system with the CD/DVD as secondary master/slave now. So you guys recommend I change it?
If I do as Midknyte suggests, will the DVD-player get the drive letter before the CDRW, or can I change that?
btw, I have an Abit NF7-S v2.0 motherboard.
I should add that all three storage devices are brand new.
Last edited by OK; 08-11-2003 at 02:29 PM.
Yes it will get the first available drive letter, but you can change that. In either Device Manager or Disk Management depending on the Windows version.
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