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Does it matter which is master or slave when adding a cdrw to a computer that already has a cdrom installed?
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as long as the drive that's on the end of the cable is jumpered as master..and the other is jumpered as slave...it shouldn't make a difference
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as long as the drive that's on the end of the cable is jumpered as master..and the other is jumpered as slave...it shouldn't make a difference



ok thanks! one more quick thing if the original cdrom is set on cs should they both be set that way or do i set one as master and other as slave?
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you could set them both on cs...and that usually works fine...but sometimes cs causes issues...especially with multiple drives....it takes 10 minutes max to move the jumpers (turn it off, open it up, unscrew t he drive, unplug the drive, move the jumpers, take a smoke break, put the thing back in)...so it usually saves some headaches in the long run to just jumper them right
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you could set them both on cs...and that usually works fine...but sometimes cs causes issues...especially with multiple drives....it takes 10 minutes max to move the jumpers (turn it off, open it up, unscrew t he drive, unplug the drive, move the jumpers, take a smoke break, put the thing back in)...so it usually saves some headaches in the long run to just jumper them right


:tazz: thanks a bunch!
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yeah, put one as master and one as slave. You choose which is what.

Dont leave either of them on cable select if your going to install both drives on the same ide cable.
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