Hi, another IDE setup question.
I have four IDE devices: two ATA133 HDD, a DVD+RW, and a DVD/CDRW combo.
I currently have both HDD on primary, and the two optical drives on secondary.
I have a PCI IDE 133 card and a PCI IDE 66 card, neither of which are currently installed.
I want to be able to copy between all devices: on-the-fly CD copy, backup from either hdd to CDR or DVD+R, etc.
In the past, I had both optical drives on their own channel on the PCI IDE card, and copy on the fly operations where poor. I’m wondering if it exceeds the bandwidth availble to the PCI slot?
Do you think I could put in both PCI IDE controllers, and have essentially the DVD+RW on one channel of the first PCI controller, and have the CDRW on one channell of the second PCI controller. Then I’d put the two hard drives on their own channel on the mobo ide controller. My thought is that each optical drive would have the entire bandwidth of the PCI slot to itself.
Make sense, or am I way off here?