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10-23-2000, 09:58 PM
Here's the situation: I am putting together a from-scratch PC for the first time. The mobo has 2 IDE controllers. I plan to install 2 HDs, a CD-ROM and a CD-RW. What configuration should I use for assigning the primary master, primary slave, secondary master and secondary slave to these devices? Are there other considerations?
10-23-2000, 10:07 PM
master: main hd
slave: second hd
This is the same setup i have.
10-23-2000, 10:32 PM
thank you hapoo - this is close to my original plan, which had the two devices on the secondary controller reversed.
11-02-2000, 04:08 PM
I second the arrangement..
If you will be doing a lot of HD to HD transfers, another IDE controller card would be good. The master/slave portions of an IDE channel do not work at the same time. It will multitask between the two hard drives and slow them down if they are both being accessed at the same time..
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