IDE channels...master/slave settings query


R

ropeyarn

Current configuration:

Primary IDE Master: Hard drive (C drive)
Primary IDE Slave: DVD-ROM

Secondary IDE Master: DVD-RW


I am about to add a 2nd hard drive: any issues with simply makeing it a
slave on the secondary IDE channel (no apps or OS materials going on
it..it's for data only).

TKS.....
 
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C

Cookie

Current configuration:

Primary IDE Master: Hard drive (C drive)
Primary IDE Slave: DVD-ROM

Secondary IDE Master: DVD-RW


I am about to add a 2nd hard drive: any issues with simply makeing it a
slave on the secondary IDE channel (no apps or OS materials going on
it..it's for data only).

TKS.....
Having a DVD-ROM on the Primary IDE Slave will slow down your hard drive
(c:)

Stick the 2nd hard drive on Primary IDE Slave and
DVD-RW + DVD-ROM on the secondary master and slave

hth
 
A

Art

Cookie said:
Having a DVD-ROM on the Primary IDE Slave will slow down your hard drive
(c:)

Stick the 2nd hard drive on Primary IDE Slave and
DVD-RW + DVD-ROM on the secondary master and slave

hth

TKS:
Cookie's advice is incorrect. There will be *no* performance hit on your HD
installed as PM because of *any* IDE/ATAPI device installed as PS. You can
go right ahead and install your 2nd HD as SS.
Art
 
C

Cookie

Art said:
TKS:
Cookie's advice is incorrect. There will be *no* performance hit on your
HD installed as PM because of *any* IDE/ATAPI device installed as PS. You
can go right ahead and install your 2nd HD as SS.
Art
Yea your right Art

I was thinking of older PC systems where the hard disk controllers don't
support independent timing.
 
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R

ropeyarn

Cookie said:
Yea your right Art

I was thinking of older PC systems where the hard disk controllers don't
support independent timing.

Thanks to all...sometimes you're just not sure that what you think you
know is actually true:)
 
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