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Old 03-29-2004, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need recommendations for drive setup

Got a quick question on drive setup;

I have a DVD Burner, CDWriter, and (2) Hard-drives

How do you guys think i should config them to get the best performance.

I had the Hard-drives both on the same channel before because of short cable lengths but i heard that it was better to keep them apart. True?

Also; I'm mounting them to my asus p4t533 Mobo. My mobo has the raid ports but i tried to hook them up a while back and couldn't figure it out and just went with the standard ide ports. I changed my mobo raid jumper and hooked up hard drives to each raid channel. The I put the winxp pro disc inside and installed all the way through. After everything was done and done; my computer ran VERY sluggish. Everything worked but way to slow. Had both the 120gb hard drives stripped. This other guy told me that i might be using the wrong cables. He said to buy the ultra ata cables. Is he right? (i trust you guys more than him)

Thanks for the input that you guys give

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