Keeping two burners together

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#1

I have a NEC ND1000A that’s getting a bit lon in the tooth so I bought a NEC2500A. Right now I have the 1000 and a DVD Rom reader set up together. The 1000 is the master on the IDE channel and the Rom Reader the slave. I was contemplating putting the 2500A in place of the ROM Reader and keeping the original DVD Burner in the machine as a Backup. This would make the 2500A the slave on the channel. Do you guys see any potential problems in doing this? I would only be using the 2500A unless something forces me to use the other burner…


#2

I feel it may not be a problem, rather have the 2500 as master then the older as slave, i have a 2500 as sec master to a plex 708 as slave with no problems, plex actually likes it there.
Every mobo has it’s own quirks so you can only try it and find out!


#3

Yes it should work… but eh I would reconsider throwing out the DVD-ROM. Both the 1000 and 2500a aren’t that good readers, so if you have a good DVD-ROM I’d rather leave it in and throw the 1000a out (unless you have a spare IDE connector of course). With the 2500a installed, I doubt if you’ll ever use the 1000a again. I don’t think so, when looking back at my past… :wink: