DVDRW as slave or master

  the old man 14:20 29 Jun 2006

I have just replaced my CD-RW for a new Benq1655 DVD-RW and it is set as slave on the secondary ide channel. Old DVD ROM is set as the master. Do I need to change them round as I have just been on to the Benq website and done a firmware check because there are 2 firmware updates and the checker did not see the drive.

  dazwm 14:22 29 Jun 2006

I would say it would be just a direct swap over. Check that the jumpers are the same on the back of the DVD-RW as the CD-RW you are replacing.

  BurrWalnut 14:23 29 Jun 2006

I always make RW drives the master and ROM drives the slave.

Don't update the firmware unless the drive is misbehaving.

  the old man 14:24 29 Jun 2006

That is what I thought. The jumpers are the same.

  the old man 14:27 29 Jun 2006

thanks fellas.

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