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    Quick question

    I have the following
    60GB HD (boot drive)
    80GB HD
    10GB HD
    48x24x48 CD-RW

    what would be the ideal setup for all these? Should I put one of te HD's as slave to the boot drive, or the cd drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihilistic0
    Should I put one of te HD's as slave to the boot drive, or the cd drive?
    no, the channel will operate at the speed of the slowest device. The burner is by far the slowest device so put it as master on the secondary channel and the HDD that you care the least about speed for as slave behind it.

    if it was up to me I'd put the 60 gig (master) and 80 gig (slave) on the primary channel and the CD-RW (master) and 10 gig (slave) on the secondary channel
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    no, the channel will operate at the speed of the slowest device. The burner is by far the slowest device so put it as master on the secondary channel and the HDD that you care the least about speed for as slave behind it.

    if it was up to me I'd put the 60 gig (master) and 80 gig (slave) on the primary channel and the CD-RW (master) and 10 gig (slave) on the secondary channel
    Ditto.
    And the CDRW needs to control that secondary IDE channel for proper function during the burning process so it must be the master of it.

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    I agree dudes. :smokin:

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    Motion carried unanimously.

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    How about a PCI IDE controller card? Those things are getting cheap these days, what with SATA around. That way you could have everything set as master.

    Apart from that, I argee with everyone esle as to the best setup.

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    Heh, sry to latch on to a thread, but is it ok if you have DVD-ROM as the primary and a CD-RW as the secondary (because they are both optical drives)? Or does this mess up burning too? I dont think I've had any bad burns yet... thx, : peace2: Mista K6
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    It all depends. Some burners seem to work fine as a slave, whereas others really do need to be Master.

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