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Re: [ProgSoc] 2 CD Rom and IDE
On Sat, 21 Jul 2001 02:56, Chocky wrote:
] Just a quick query, about IDE and connecting mulitple CD roms to them. If
] you have a 40X CD Rom and and 2X CD Rom what is the best way to set them
] up? The only option I have is to put them on the secondary IDE cable
] either as a Master/Slave option as Primary is taken by harddrives. Is it
] better if something the Slave it appears at the end of the cable?
AFAIK, master/slave makes little or no difference to performance. In
this case, I doubt the 2x cdrom would be noticed, no matter where it
was in the system. If you had a cd-writer, then you'd ensure it was
located on its own IDE channel - and/or you'd ensure that whatever
you dumped data to it from (be it disk or CDROM), was also on its
own channel, or at least, on a channel that didn't suffer contention,
or, more to the point, not the same channel that the writer was on.
Depending on your usage patterns, you might find some performance
benefits from relocating one of your IDE hdd's onto the secondary IDE
channel anyway, and the highspeed CDROM on the same channel as
the lesser used disk. Note that lesser used doesn't necessarily mean
the non-boot disk.
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