Lite On 40X12X48 slave or master

vbimport

#1

Installed Lite on yesterday. Pulled my LG 8X4X32 and just used same jumper settings as before....CSEL (automatic selection). BIOS shows my DVD/CD player as master and the Lite on as slave. The DVD/CD is 12X/40X and am wondering if it makes a difference which one is slave or master. One person on another forum prefers making the faster reader the master. Does it really matter? If so, I will reset jumpers. I made only coasters or partially useable CDs with Fry's GQ brand 32X but 40X TDK worked great.

Thanks.


#2

At long as the drives are properly recognized, it doesn’t matter. Master and slave are just names for IDE settings of 0 and 1. Master is not superior to slave, just a different connection.

Some devices (like a boot hard drive on primary master) are expected to be found at a certain location. For this reason, it is preferable to locate a hard drive as master when another type of drive is on the same cable.


#3

Theres no difference at all…but i always try to set my Wrtier as Master and my Cd-rom as slave using IDE 1.

Whereas my HDD i will try to set as IDE 0. As long as ypur Bios reconignse the cd_rom and writer, there wont be any problems.

Cheers!!


#4

I also set my writer/s to master and anything else on the same cable to slave.

I happen to have a 2 raid ports on my Abit BD7 so I’ve got my hd’s on those and my write on its own as master and my dvd on the second master.


#5

Since the BIOS recognizes both devices correctly, guess I’ll just leave well enough alone for now. Going to try some different media and settings and see how things go.

Thanks.


#6

When two devices are on one IDE channel, the speed of that channel will default to the lowest speed. I don’t believe that the Master/Slave config will make a difference though. I.E. If you have a PIO 4 and a PIO 2 Device on the same channel. That channel will not transfer faster than PIO 2.


#7

i have my writer as secondary slave while my cdrom is primary slave. both is using UDMA mode. is this the best?


#8

Originally posted by lkming
i have my writer as secondary slave while my cdrom is primary slave. both is using UDMA mode. is this the best?

It doesn’t really matter if you have a resaonably new CD-Rom. And I really hope you aren’t going to copy on the fly anyway?

I have my Lite-On 32x as slave because when I choose CD-Rom as boot device in Bios it takes the master and I don’t want to install from my burner.