slave/master setup

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jdn, May 11, 2002.

  1. jdn

    jdn I'm trying

    Victoria, B.C. CANADA
    i have just purchase a new box and i am adding some existing drives.
    what would be the best ide setup
    my config is as follows:

    athlon xp 1800
    gigabyte ga-7vtxe+ mobo
    256 ddr
    40 gb hd - new
    lg 52 cdrom - new
    liteon 2410 cdrw - old
    10 gb hd - old
    geforce2mx400 -64mb video
    xp pro

    gaming performance is the #1 priority
    burning is #2
    i can configure this box to suit these purposes only as we have a seperate p4 box on the home network for general use.

    thanks for any ideas or advice.
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    I'd set the cdrw as master to the cdrom, and the 40gig as master to the 10 gig. OR, 40 gig master to cdrom, and cdrw master to 10gig.
  3. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

    The Netherlands
    If you want to copy cd's and still continue to work with your PC while copying, the best setting is to give the cd-reader and the burner each there own IDE-cable. Then I would put the harddisk which you want to use as a temporary disk to store files you want to burn to the CD's to the same IDE cable as the CD-reader, let's say the old harddisk. The setting would be like this:

    CD-reader (IDE 0, master)
    CD-burner (IDE 1, master)
    Harddisk new (IDE 0, slave)
    Harddisk old (IDE 1, slave)

    Hope this would be an good answer.
  4. sl05tr34m

    sl05tr34m Guest

    Glaanieboy has it right for best copy performance on the fly with less errors and problems.
  5. Jz1397

    Jz1397 Guest

    I like to have this:
    hd1 (IDE 0, master)
    hd2 (IDE 1, master)
    cd recorder (IDE 0, slave)
    cd drive (IDE 1, slave)

    Find that this offers me the fastest proformance, but to each his own. Everyone likes it their way