Setting NEC3500 and DVD DROM as slave or master?

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#1

Thismight be a stupid question here but I just got a DVD ROM drive (AOPEN/AAP) and already have a NEC3500A. Does it matter really what one is set up as a slave and what is set up as a master? I was going to make the DVD ROM drive a slave and leave the NEC as the master.

Thanks in advance.


#2

Your writer should always be set to MASTER if possible.


#3

I put mu DVD-ROM to master because I rip with it.


#4

leave the NEC3500 as master with the DVD-ROM drive set to slave. as dee-27 said this always best. i have my 2500 emulated throught sata with a converter and it works no problem. hope this helps.


#5

Yo-

I have always used the DVD-rom as the Master and the burner as slave - 'cause I use the DVD-rom as my ripper (and use Master and Slave jumpers - just to make sure it recognizes correctly)-

Happy Burnin’

Mike


#6

I think that it doesn’t really matter.
Just try it first.
My 3500 is master with my 2500 as slave on the same IDE cable.
Both work fine.
I tried to put my 3500 on my Promise Ultra133 PCI controller but that din’t work.
Now i got my LiteOn 811 and LTD163 together with a 3rd HD on the Promise controller, just for reading the extra controller is fine.

Just test it first.


#7

My 3500 is set as Slave with my Samsung CD-RW set as Master and works fine.

Cya


#8

I have my LiteOn CD-RW as Master and NEC 3500 as Slave and I have no problems. I had my Sony as Slave prior to the NEC and that too worked fine.


#9

i have 3500ag and i use it as a slave and my dvd rom as master,. So far no problem.
dell 4600
fx5200 video 256 ram


#10

Toshiba SD 1802 DVD-ROM as MASTER,
NEC 3500A as SLAVE here (on secondary channel)
both work like a charm.
I also think that it doesn’t really matter :iagree:


#11

it makes no difference at all. I would just set them up to make the cable routing as easy as possible…


#12

as long as your fastest device is the master there should be no issues. If they are both the same UDMA mode it shouldnt matter


#13

Yeah, Both the burner and reader are 16x speed so I guess it shouldn’t matter.