Master or Slave - Does it matter?

  ventanas 08:43 01 Dec 2004
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Never been sure about this. I am about to rebuild a PC and will be replacing both optical drives (failed dvd-rom and ageing cd-rw) with a new dvd-rom and a dvd-rw.

Does it matter which way round they go? Both will be on the secondary IDE cable.

Grateful as ever for any input.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:14 01 Dec 2004

My preference has always been to put the writer as master - but I have read arguments for the other way around too...

With current specifications, I don't think it makes the same difference it did once.

  ventanas 09:30 01 Dec 2004

I've heard the same arguments, hence the question. I think I'll put the writer as master as it seems to be the most popular.

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