master->slave?


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D.Rennie

im rebuilding the wifes pc
it has 2 ide ports but im only planning using one hd and a dvd on it so i
only want to use one of the ide's to cut down on the cabling a bit.
normally i would set the hd as master and the dvd as slave but because of
the way the connecters are it makes the cable to short to reach the hd.
when i plug the middle of the cable into the dvd it is pointing up, so i
then have to take it back down under itself to reach the hd so i have to
stack the dvd and hd on top of each other but i don't really want to do this
because of heat problems

will it work ok to make the dvd master and the hd slave (that way the cable
fits perfect) or is it always better to make the hd master

thanx for any advice
 
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Paul

D.Rennie said:
im rebuilding the wifes pc
it has 2 ide ports but im only planning using one hd and a dvd on it so i
only want to use one of the ide's to cut down on the cabling a bit.
normally i would set the hd as master and the dvd as slave but because of
the way the connecters are it makes the cable to short to reach the hd.
when i plug the middle of the cable into the dvd it is pointing up, so i
then have to take it back down under itself to reach the hd so i have to
stack the dvd and hd on top of each other but i don't really want to do this
because of heat problems

will it work ok to make the dvd master and the hd slave (that way the cable
fits perfect) or is it always better to make the hd master

thanx for any advice

The computer I'm typing on, is like this.

X-- Optical drive (master)
|
X-- Hard drive (slave)
|
|
|
X (Motherboard connector)

I think I've jumpered each for Cable Select, but the optical
on the end responds as Master and the hard drive as Slave.
At least, in the BIOS Boot Menu, that is how they're labeled.

My ribbon cable is 80 wire, for best transfer performance.
That allows the higher transfer rates to work.

The optical drive is an MSI CR52 CDRW, and in Device Manager,
it is listed as Ultra DMA Mode 2. The hard drive is Ultra DMA
Mode 5. The transfer rates can be mixed on the same cable, and
it all works. (It is always possible that older equipment
might have a different behavior.)

There is no evidence in my hard drive benchmarks (hdtune.com free version),
that there is a problem here.

HTH,
Paul
 
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CBFalconer

D.Rennie said:
im rebuilding the wifes pc it has 2 ide ports but im only
planning using one hd and a dvd on it so i only want to use one
of the ide's to cut down on the cabling a bit. normally i would
set the hd as master and the dvd as slave but because of the way
the connecters are it makes the cable to short to reach the hd.
when i plug the middle of the cable into the dvd it is pointing
up, so i then have to take it back down under itself to reach
the hd so i have to stack the dvd and hd on top of each other
but i don't really want to do this because of heat problems

will it work ok to make the dvd master and the hd slave (that
way the cable fits perfect) or is it always better to make the
hd master

I suggest you start by repairing the keyboard. The shift key, and
the "'" key, seem to be faulty. From the .de origin this doesn't
appear to be a native language problem.
 

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