During a recent installation of an Intel motherboard, Intel state "Do not connect an ATA device as a slave on the same cable as an ATAPI master device. For example, do not connect an ATA hard drive as a slave to an ATAPI CD-ROM drive."
Apart from the fact that Intel do not say why one should not do that, in that scenario I have always set the HDD as master and a CD-ROM (or a DVD) as the slave, and have not experienced any problems in so doing.
So, am I missing something or have misunderstood something here?
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