extra drives as slaves

  chriscross72 21:14 11 Jan 2004

Could anyone please tell me if it is ok to have my dvd writer as master with cd rewriter as slave on one connection and a dvd rom as slave to the hard drive on the other ide connection on my mother board.......strange I know but why not ??? ; )
Thanks ..

  DieSse 21:17 11 Jan 2004

If it works, then it's OK. It's generally not consdered good practice to mix magnetic and optical drives on the same cable, as the interface rewuirements are not quite the same.

But you have litle choice - and in most cases it works OK anyway.

  woodchip 21:24 11 Jan 2004

If it's fairly new comp you should not have a problem

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