Best config for IDE devices?

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Current config is HDD Primary, CD Rom on Secondary...getting a burner...what should I slave it too?
 
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Hi there!

I say make it a Slave to the secondary IDE controller! However...some burners are picky and want to be on the Master instead of the slave!


Good Luck!

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A friend told me that when he had the cd annd the burner on the same IDE cable his copying software didn't like it and he had to change it over. I would put the cd and HDD on one cable and burner on the other. Also I am told that having two HDDs of different speeds on same cable will slow down the faster one. Don't know if this is true of CDs.
 
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Most manufacturer’s instructions say to put it with the CD-ROM on the secondary. But moving your CD-ROM over to slave on the primary is more efficient for data transfer if you copy CDs directly from the CD-ROM. Either way will probably work fine.

Having either a slower HD or an optical device on the primary will not slow the HD. That only occurred with very old systems.
 
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