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    Default gigabyte

    i have a question when i install hardisk and cd-rom/dvd on the same ide cable (same controller) why the cpu or memory when they looking for data they first look for cd rom and then hard disk and why the hard disk and cdrom works at the slowest drive speed (correct me if i wrong)
    help any suggestion thankssssssssssssss

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    Default Re: gigabyte

    Is your PATA HDD configured as the Master and connected via the end of the IDE cable?

    If your question is about the CD light coming on before the HDD front panel light while booting, it is probably because the boot order in your bios has CDROM before the hard drive.
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    Default Re: gigabyte

    look man at these days iam learning computers and networks and the teacher asked us about why its not recommended to connect hard disk and cdrom /dvd on the same cable and which has the priority first and another thing are the two of them works at the slowest drive speed (and i want to know how hard disk and cpu + memory works and responds to each other)

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    Default Re: gigabyte

    Brief answer:
    Several years ago, most mobos had 2 IDE (Pata) ports to control 4 IDE devices, so the optimal performance setup is with one HDD and one CD drive, with each one configured as a MASTER drive on their respective IDE ports.
    This is fine if you only had one HDD and one CD/DVD.

    My understanding is that hooking up the HDD as the master device and CD as the slave device is the best way to go IF you needed to run both of them on the same IDE port. HD performance would NOT suffer as long as you weren't accessing the HD and the CD at the same time.

    Most modern mobos only have one IDE port and can only run two IDE devices unless you use an add-in card with an additional IDE port.

    Looks like we are going to have to charge you tuition.
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