Cd writer or Dvd writer as Master?

  halfachance 14:31 04 Apr 2004
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I have my cd writer as master and Dvd writer as slave,would it make any difference the other way round?

  Diodorus Siculus 14:42 04 Apr 2004

Depends on which you use the more often, the more intensively... the more often used one is best as master.

But if it works, don't try to fix it!

  halfachance 14:52 04 Apr 2004

"But if it works, don't try to fix it!"
True words indeed...
I do use the Dvd drive more as the Dvds hold more information,but would I notice any real difference?

  halfachance 23:19 04 Apr 2004

^

  Megatyte 02:08 05 Apr 2004

Doesn't make any difference whatsoever.

AH

  Djohn 02:13 05 Apr 2004

Megatyte is spot on! No difference at all. j

  hugh-265156 02:13 05 Apr 2004

master or slave as all the above should not make any difference at all on the same ide.

just dont put a dvd or cd drive on the same ide as a hard drive as this may indeed slow things down or cause problems.

  Megatyte 02:27 05 Apr 2004

Must disagree with you huggyg71. IDE buses can now cope with mixed speeds. It's a misconception that the slower device will pull the bus down. Each device will run to its own speed.

AH

  hugh-265156 02:36 05 Apr 2004

sorry if im giving out imformation that is incorrect folks.i was always told this was best practice.sorry.

i stand corrected :-)

  halfachance 08:44 05 Apr 2004

Will tick as resolved then...thanks everyone :-)

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