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Hard drive and DVD-ROM on same IDE channel


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mediccody

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Hey there. Due to the fact that my recently purchased motherboard is geared towards SATA drives and only has one IDE channel, I'm being forced to put the (non-SATA) hard drive from my old system onto an IDE cable. However, my DVD-ROM is already on this cable.

I've heard of slowdowns on operations by the faster of the two components, but from what I understand this is an outdated problem. Will this in any way hinder data transfer speeds off of/on to the DVD-ROM or hard drive? However, do I need an 80-wire ribbon to run DVD-ROM and hard drive on the same ribbon? What jumper settings and ribbon position do I put the drives on?

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Extensive Googling has informed me that this should not really affect transfer speeds unless I am burning a CD with data from the hard drive on the same IDE channel or transferring data from a CD to the drive. I'm probably going to set the DVD-ROM drive as master.
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Hi

If this is your only or primary hard drive (i.e the one with windows on it), then you should set the HDD as the master & the optical as the slave.

You need to use an 80 wire cable as the hard drive with require it. The optical doesn't need an 80 wire cable but will work fine with one.
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