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Old 09-26-2004, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just built a new computer, using the primary IDE cable for a single harddrive, and the secondary for two cd-rom drives (burner and a dvd-rom). I want to buy a dvd-burner, and I really would like to keep my other drives connected too. Would placing the dvd-burner on the primary slave connection work and/or interfere with the performance and accessibility of my harddrive?

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Old 09-26-2004, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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seems to me i tried to hook up a burner on the same IDE cable as my HD and it DID NOT work........

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Old 09-26-2004, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would personally replace the DVD drive with the burner
or you could get a PCI IDE comtroller and hook it up to that
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Old 09-26-2004, 08:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no it wont, attach to it without any worry.

if i were u, i would only have used DVD-R/RW. save power as well. although I am using DVD-R with DVD-ROM.
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for all the help!
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It must be possible, because at one point I had a cdrom, a dvd rom, and a burner all running at the same time along with my 60gig hardrive. I don't know how it worked because I didn't build machine.

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