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installing CD-RW

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rubeckf, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. rubeckf

    rubeckf Thread Starter

    Jul 1, 2003
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    I'm going to install a CD-RW tomorrow for my cousin. The only problem is the jumper sequence. How should it be? On my old computer it looks like the HD is set on CS & the CD-Rom & CD-RW are both set as slave. Could that be?? Thanks for any help.
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    It depends on how the system is configured now. I don't recommended using cs and jumpers at the same time.

    Primary hard drive has to be master on primary ide, other than that, it's just each ide can have one master and one slave. You will have to look at what is presently there, it maybe as easy as setting the jumper and attaching the drive if the ide is open

    With cable select the drive on the end of the cable is master, the drive connected in the middle of the cable is slave
  3. ahhoe


    Dec 30, 2001

    there is 2 IDE ports on the motherboard.
    Each IDE cable can have only 1 master and 1 slave device connected.
    If the already attached harddisk is connected to the master of the 1st IDE port, you can can set the cdrw drive to be the secondary and connect it to the same cable.
    If it happens that the master and slave of the 1st IDE port is used by a harddisk and cdrom drive. You can attach the cdrw drive as a master drive on the 2nd IDE port.
    Either way, Just ensure there no two master or slave on the same IDE port.

    Help this helps.
  4. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    Your old computer wasn’t right if those were the jumper settings. With three devices you shouldn’t have two slaves. If a device is alone on a channel it should be either master or CS.

    If you are putting the burner on the same cable (channel) as the CD-ROM, set it as slave if the CD-ROM is master. Set it to CS if the CD-ROM is CS. Read the instructions though – some burners like to be master. In that case make the burner master and the CD drive slave.

    The optimum installation IMO is to make the CD-ROM drive slave to the hard drive on the primary channel and make the burner master on the secondary channel. There is a much better chance of being able to record on the fly directly between them at full speed if they are set up that way.
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