master and slave ??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fatboy, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Guest

    I have 2 hard drives one with windows ME on and one with XP
    I also have two cd writers installed

    At the moment I have the two hard drives installed on the same IDE channel one master the other slave
    on the other IDE channel I have the two writers one master the other slave. Is this the best way to set them up or would I be better having a writer with a hard drive, but which would I set as master if I did this ??? :confused:
     
  2. robin.munro

    robin.munro Guest

    Having said that you can do more reliable 'on the fly' copying of disks if the writers are on separate IDE channels.
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    just make sure you have 2 UDMA 80 pin cables if you swop around.
     
  4. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    yes but if you have a BURNPROOF drive or lots of RAM, you wont get a buffer underun doing a CD2CD copy on the same IDE bus unless you are doing loads of other stuff at te same time.