My new mobo has only one IDE connector and I’m trying to decide if I want to use two DVD/RW’s on this one ribbon cable or if I want to use one hard disk and one DVD/RW.
If I go with the HDD and the DVD/RW; should the HDD be set to Master and the DVD/RW set to Slave? If not this configuration, what?
If I go with two DVD/RW’s; how should the devices be set? Which to which on the cable…
I’d sort of like to have the PATA HDD installed so I can easily backup my primary (SATA) drive…assuming that’s possible since we’re talking about two different types of HDD’s…SATA and PATA.
And since I make copies of family reunion disks to distribute to family frequently, it would be nice to have the two DVD/RW’s installed.
My primary hard drive will be a SATA drive and will contain my operating system (Windows XP Home).
What so you about my issues?