Hello, the topic states my question… I have the DVD-RW in the master position and the CD-RW drive as slave, when the system boots, they are being detected as ATA33 (cd) and ATA66 (dvd).
Am I good to go? Or is my DVD-RW drive now operating at the ATA33 spec because of the slower CD-RW drive?
My concern is that the dvd drive might not operate at its full potential, as in the transfer speed when reading from a CD or DVD might not be as high as it could be.
I’ve searched the net about this and some sources say “modern” IDE controllers work in such a way that each drive works at its rated speed independent of the other one, is that true? I have an ABIT KN9 (nForce4 chipset) btw…
Is my Lite-On LH20A1H (“World’s fastest DVD rewriter”) even capable of reaching ATA-66 speeds? Sorry for my ignorance, but I haven’t found anything definite about this particular issue on the net