hardware configuration suggestions please

  morris948 17:25 11 Sep 2005

I currently have Win Xp working on my PC which is a P4 2Ghz.
It all works well but i would like to know what the most efficient configuration of connecting the hard drives and optical devices should be to the motherboard.

Currently my configuration is this:-
pri master = 160Gb hard disk
pri slave = NEC 3540 DVD drive
sec master = 40 GB hard drive
Sec slave = NEC 3540 DVD drive

Is this the best way to connect these devices or is there a more efficient way to get the best performance.

  AndySD 17:31 11 Sep 2005

No Both Hard Drives should be on the same cable with the 160 gb as master.

Its because the drives will only run as fast as the slowest on each IDE cable and as the dvd drives are much slower than the hard drives they should be together on the secondary IDE cable

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