CD-R drive help

  salanddaz 20:30 27 Jul 2003

I have an old Intel PII 350 packard bell pc, it has a dvd drive but i have a cd-r drive knocking about I want to install. Inside the pc though there is no spare ide cable, all the ones in the pc are directly linked from the motherboard to 1) hard drive 2)3 1/2 floppy and 3)dvd drive. I have a cable that came with the cd writer that has three connectors so do I just plug one in the mother board and put one in the dvd and one in the cr writer, can they share the same ide lead.

Thank you

  SEASHANTY 20:54 27 Jul 2003

Yes they can and that's the way to do it. Longest length of this 3 connector IDE lead fits to the motherboard. Make sure the red edge is closest to Pin 1 of the IDE slot.

  SEASHANTY 20:57 27 Jul 2003

Further to the above. Set one to drive with jumper to SLAVE and the other drive jumper to MASTER. Doesn't really matter which but I would set the CD-R drive as Master with DVD drive as slave.

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