Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sparky, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

    hi all, whats the best way to set up two hard drives and two cd roms on the mobo.what goes to the primary ide 1 and what goes to the ide 2 etc:)
  2. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    IDE 1: Hard Drive = Main
    CD Rom = Secondary

    IDE 2: CDR or DVD = Main
    Hard Drive = Secondary
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Also check the UDMA specs of the drives.
    If one of them is Ultra ATA/100 and another drive on the same channel is Ultra ATA/33, both drives will use Ultra ATA/33 ... so there will be a slight performance degradation in the UATA/100 drive.
  4. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

    thanks all...
  5. pappcam

    pappcam Guest

    catch23 is correct. Putting a cd-rom device on the same channel as your hard drive will definitely slow down your system.