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Old 10-15-2005, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

Quick question, I have 2 hard drives, a DVD-ROM, and a CDR. I also have 2 IDE channels (as should most pc's these days...), and am wondering what is the best config for optimal performance.

(1) Place both hard drives (my bootable one master, game/data disk secondary slave) on the Primary IDE Channel, and DVD-ROM as master, CDR as slave on the Secondary IDE Channel, OR

(2) Place bootable HDD as master, CDR as slave on Primary IDE, game/data HDD as master, DVD-ROM as slave ont he Secondard IDE Channel.

So, whats the best config to follow?


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Old 10-15-2005, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Harddrives On one IDE cable, Optical drivers On the other.

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Old 10-16-2005, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Harddrives On one IDE cable, Optical drivers On the other.
I prefer to do it the other way, since with your way hard drive to hard drive transfers, or accessing both hard drives at the same time is not as fast
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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but what about cd to harddrive then like burning or copying of the cd to the hd?
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