IDE cable configuration (Slow ripping time)

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#1

When I rip a dvd takes longer than it should. It takes about 2-3 hours.
The problem isnt the program because I have tried various, same problem. And I have a decent comp (1,1 ghz 512 mb RAM) so I think that also ain’t the problem.

I think my IDE cables might have something to do with it.

This is my current configuration:

primary master: Hard drive, this one holds my Windows XP and my programs
Primary slave: CD-ROM drive
secondary master:Hard Drive, the one that holds my data, this is the destination when I rip a dvd.
secondary slave: DVD reader/writer.

Is that a good configuration for ripping dvd’s to the second hard drive? The dvd reader is not on the same cable as the destination hard drive.

Or might there be another cause for the slow ripping?

edit: these are the readings speeds of my dvd reader:
CAV 12x at DVD-ROM (single)
CAV8x at DVD-ROM (dual)
CAV 6x AT DVD-R

Thank you for your time


#2

You need to swap your drives around & ensure that your hard disks are on the primary ATA channel,& your CD/DVD drives are on the secondary ATA channel. When you mix the CD/DVD drives with the Hard disks the ATA speed will default back to the slowest device on that channel,(instead of ATA 100/133, depending what your Mobo specs are).


#3

You need to split your dvd reader and destination HD from the same ide channel, they need to be on different channels


#4

Originally posted by Hanfra
You need to split your dvd reader and destination HD from the same ide channel, they need to be on different channels

I was just going to say that!