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Old 07-28-02, 09:58 PM
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Pioneer 104 DVD Burner

Need some advise.
Current system -generic cd-rom [master] conected to Plextor 16x burner[slave]...same ide 2
2 x 40 gig HD's master and slave ...same ide 1.

Now i have purchased the pioneer dvd burner and will ditch the cd-rom.

my thoughts on install:
ide1 = 40 gig hd master..... plextor cdr slave

ide 2 = dvd burner master....40 gig hd slave

Is this the way to hook this baby up??????
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Depending on how much harddrive to harddrive or cdr to dvd burner copying you do I would tend to put the harddrives on one channel and the recorders on the other. That used to be the general rule because a slow IDE device would slow down any other device on the same channel. I'm not sure it always is the case now and recording devices have come out that are ATA/66, not just ATA/33.

I think my major concern would be the consideration of having my primary source drive on a different channel than my primary recording drive. IDE still is not very good about reading and writing on the same channel.
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My original QUESTION:

Need some advise.
Current system -generic cd-rom [master] conected to Plextor 16x burner[slave]...same ide 2
2 x 40 gig HD's master and slave ...same ide 1.

Now i have purchased the pioneer dvd burner and will ditch the cd-rom.

my thoughts on install:
ide1 = 40 gig hd master..... plextor cdr slave

ide 2 = dvd burner master....40 gig hd slave

Is this the way to hook this baby up??????

[ THEASE are the VARIOUS suggestions i have recieved. NOW ,I'm really confused.
As you can see, there's alot of different and even oposite opinions ]



1.)If it were me, I'd take 2nd drive off ide 1 and replace it with CDrom
put DVD burner as Master on ide2 along with 2nd hard drive as slave
two cd's\dvd's don't get on very well on the same channel if you're copying from one to the other.

2.)You'd be better off putting both hard drives on the same
IDE channel. Putting an optical drive(CDROM or burner)
on the same channel as a hard drive will slow down your
hard drive performance.
3.)Depending on how much harddrive to harddrive or cdr to dvd burner copying you do I would tend to put the harddrives on one channel and the recorders on the other. That used to be the general rule because a slow IDE device would slow down any other device on the same channel. I'm not sure it always is the case now and recording devices have come out that are ATA/66, not just ATA/33.

I think my major concern would be the consideration of having my primary source drive on a different channel than my primary recording drive. IDE still is not very good about reading and writing on the same channel.
4.)Personally, I'd put the second HD in the master slot, but it's up to you...whatever works.
5.)you should never put a hdd on the same cable as a cdrom of any type. put the dvd rom as master on the same ide as the cdrw (slave)
As you can see , I've recieved many ideas on whats right.And I thank all that replied.
Now all I need to know is which way is right?????????
The saga continues.....................

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