Originally posted by wombat12
Hi my question is I have a liteon combo drive and a LG dvd burner. Can I put them on the same ide cabel or just one of them. at the moment i have a dvd-rom and dvd burner on the same ide cable,and my liteon combo drive stored away. what do you think.
Call me old fashion, but I tend to keep both my optical drives on seperate IDE Channels.
My current set up is :-
PRIMARY MASTER :- Seagate 40Gb
PRIMARY SLAVE :- LG 16x DVD
SECONDARY MASTER :- Seagate 200Gb
PRIMARY SLAVE :- PIONEER 107D
I have found that some onboard RAID/ATA Controllor might not like optical drives. (This is when you have them set to ATA, not RAID) I had no luck getting my onboard RAID/ATA Controllor detecting any optical driver. However i have had luck with Hard Drives.
And yet, i have seen others (like my boss's PC) where the onboard RAID/ATA will detect Optical drive.
So I normally don't waste my time on connecting burners or CD rom up to RAID/ATA Channel unless I really have too.
Just a dumb question.... but why do you have a combo drive and DVD Burner. A DVD Burner will burn CDs too.