DVD and HDD: master/ slave configuraion.

  Skywaver 17:34 18 Mar 2018

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?


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Google Home Hub review

50 Cent is Iron Man in these comic book cover reissues of hip hop classics

How to watch Apple’s October 2018 iPad launch

Mac : comment forcer la fermeture d’une application ?