Two DVD rewriter drives

  nkosi 16:16 01 Mar 2008

I have a friend whose PC has just one DVD drive which is a RW. He wants to fit a second drive and has asked me if the new one has to be a ROM or whether having two RWs on one PC would cause problems. If not, could they share the same IDE cable as master and slave or would one have to be on a different cable? Any advice on this, please?

Thanks. Ian.

  crosstrainer 16:20 01 Mar 2008

Two one as master the other as slave will work fine.

  MAJ 16:22 01 Mar 2008

as crosstainer says........

  g0nvs 16:22 01 Mar 2008

I have 2 DVD drives on my PC, no problem. As you say set one master & the second slave. Does'nt matter if Rom's, Rw either.

  Demora 16:22 01 Mar 2008

I have two DVD Re writers in my pc Both are on seperate ide cables and both are master. I have the Hdds on SATA. One drive is DL and the other is DL + ram disks.

I've not had any provlems with the set up.


  nkosi 16:27 01 Mar 2008

Thanks for the quick responses. That answers my question. Cheers.


  Stuartli 20:53 01 Mar 2008

Just to clarify earlier correct advice - Windows sees optical drives as just that and installs the basic CDROM driver for each one automatically.

The role of a rewriter is controlled by burning programs such as Nero.

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