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Old 02-07-2006, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i bought an alienware.. the hardware setup is

motherboard has 4 SATA Port and two IDE (Primary and Secondary)

I got one 250gb sata harddrive connected to 1 SATA Port
and a dvd writer on my primary IDE connector..

unfortunately they hid my primary IDE connector on the back of my alienware case so the wires are neatly hidden together, and now i cant use my Primary IDE SLAVE for my 250gb ATA/100 hard drive...

this is a simple question,

it is ok if i use the Secondary IDE Master for my harddrive? i dont want to touch my Primary IDE... will it decrease performance? its is for video and audio storage... and im a file server on irc.

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Old 02-07-2006, 03:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it should be o.k if its secondry master

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