I just got a new 1633s for Christmas. I installed it as the master on ide2. i have a maxtor hard drive as the slave on the same cable/port. I put in the nero cd that came with the drive, and the desktop freezes to the point i have to do a manual reboot. most other cd i put in will work for a minute or two and then freeze up. For example, I just got the game Jedi academy, so i was going to install it. I put the disc in the drive, and it autoloaded the installation menu screen. but i couldn't do anything after that. My specs are as follows:
Windows XP SP2
Asus A7n8x-e deluxe
WD 250gb hard drive (master 1)
wd 40 gb hard drive (slave 1)
IOmagic dvd-rom/cd-rw (master 2)
maxtor 60 GB hard drive (slave 2)
I simply switched out the iomagic combo drive for the new Liteon 1633s.