Adding a DVD burner

  stlucia 14:11 10 Jan 2003
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  stlucia 14:11 10 Jan 2003

I plan to get an internal DVD burner shortly. I already have 3 HDDs, so it will go onto the spare plug on the second IDE cable.

Is it preferable for the burner to be master or slave when sharing an IDE cable with an HDD?

  €dstow 14:16 10 Jan 2003

Don't think you'll get it to work as a slave. It will function as a reader/player but not as a writer.

You may be better of doing as I have and installing a PCI IDE card which will give you four more IDE connections and the ability to arrange your IDE devices more on conventional lines. click here

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  stlucia 15:00 10 Jan 2003

Thanks £d. I'll set it up as master first and see how it goes.

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