ide setup

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jdn, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. jdn

    jdn I'm trying

    Victoria, B.C. CANADA
    I have just purchased a lg dvd-ram burner.
    At this time I have the boot harddrive on primary ide,
    the lg cd-rw on the secondary ide.
    the data harddrives on prim and sec on a ultra 133 eide controller
    everything set to master
    and moved the liteon to another computor.
    I think I should put the 2 data drives on one channel and give the dvd burner its own.
    This would better enable on the fly burning ( I think)
    I am not sure if this a motherboard or other hardware question?
    My apologies if This post is in the wrong section
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    mobo primary: dvd-rw (master)
    mobo secondary: cd-rw (master)
    controller primary: os hd (master)
    controller secondary: both storage hd's (master/slave)

    this is probably your best bet for performance. if your controller supports optical drives, put them on the controller and your hd's on the mobo.

    i only have two channels so my dvd and cdrw are on the same one so i can only on-the-fly copy at 16x. not a problem for me thogh since i'm never in a hurry.
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Taurus has the best idea.
    Dont put your CDRW or DVD Ram on separate PCI IDE controller channels, as this can sometimes cause recognition / initialising problems.
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    key word: sometimes.

    some pci ide controllers support optical drives just fine. he should check his documentation or, if it doesn't say, try it. if possible, the harddrives would be better off on the mobo's ide.