Master/Slave question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sinster, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    My CDRW shows up in the BIOS as DMA2... however my DVDRW shows up as ATA 33. So I am going to assume that the DVDRW should be the Master and the CDRW the slave..


    BTW: I am not going get sued for saying Slave? :eek:
     
  2. NerdUprising

    NerdUprising [ Method ]

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    Just set the jumpers on the drives to "CS" (cable select) and let the BIOS do the work, I've found that to be convenient :) as for the physical organization, I assume you meant that the DVDRW was ATA/ 133, in which case, I'd say yeah, slap that badboy at the top of the cable
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The DVDRW should probably be ATA33. And the CDRW is suppossed to be DMA2. Soundds right. And it also should matter where on the cable they are unless a specific manufacturer recommends placement
     
  4. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    with the way things work today, on newer computers, it doesnt really matter where you put the drive on the bus cable. just leave em, they should work fine.