Best way?

At the moment my cd-rw and cd-r are on one ide channel and the h-drive is on the other.Would it be better to connect the cd-rom to the primary ide and set it as slave to the h-drive and leave the other ide just for the burner.Any suggestions please.

An excellent way to ensure you slow the hard disk access by 50%.

can be useful ONLY if you plan to make on-fly copy at higher speed (e.g. 16 or 24x) to optimize bus usage of two cd unit
(one channel reading,one channel writing)

but black diamond is right,your hd slow down :eek:

then,if you have burn-proof and you don’t need to make a lot of copies,leave your settings

:smiley:

or you could do the really smart thing and go SCSI.

Even the older Ultra and WIDE Scsi drives offer better performance than the best IDE drives and usually come with a scsi adapter and cables.

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–Cisco