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

    the year 2525
    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.