(Sorry if these questions seem redundant. I did a search, but couldn’t find any definitive answers.)
I am new to installing DVD drives and I wanted to verify what the optimum configuration is. This is my current set-up:
Primary Master - hard drive (Cable Detected: 80 Conductor, Ultra DMA Mode: 3)
Primary Slave - none
Secondary Master - NEC DVDRW 2500A (Cable Detected: 40 Conductor, Ultra DMA Mode: 2)
Secondary Slave - Matshita DVD SR-8 (Cable Detected: 40 Conductor, Ultra DMA Mode: 2)
My NEC 2500A seemingly reads/writes fine (I tested on a Fuji DVD+RW) and my Matshita DVD-ROM works also, but I’m willing to make changes in the set-up if I can increase performance of either drive.
- Should I buy a different IDE cable? If so, what’s recommended?
- What is the purpose of the audio cable? It was connected to the DVD-ROM but when I installed the burner, I moved it to the NEC 2500A. I can still get audio from the DVD-ROM without the cable.
- The NEC 2500A has an headphone jack and volume control, but when I plugged in headphones to test with an audio CD, I didn’t get any sound from them. How do I take advantage of this?