Help with optimal IDE Connections

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#1

I have 2 DVD writers Optiarc AD-7200a and 2 ATA/133 hard drives.

How should I connect them to the two IDE channels so that I get the most optimal throughput when simultaneously ripping DVDs to hard disks (each DVD drives to each hard drives).


#2

Connect the hard drives to each other on one channel, using cable select or master/slave, and do the same with the optical drives. The key to remember is to always put devices that are the same with each other. Don’t mix them.