Originally posted by eoniverse
Where should I put the DVD burner? Secondary master/slave, or primary slave? If secondary master, then where does the Liteon go?
If the DVD burner comes without a driver cd, then should I let windows XP configure? I’m getting a nec 1300a oem.
I found some branded Memorex DVD+R online for a decent price - 25 discs for 30.00 - with free shipping. Does anyone have a better price for branded media? [/B]
- You have three IDE devices. Make sure you purchase a DVD burner that is a bus-master e.g. this rules out an LG which runs in PIO Mode only. The ATA4 standard introduced command queuing which means, basically, that an ATA100 disk does not run at the same speed as an ATA33 device on the same channel. The only troubling aspect is response time. No-one seems to have a problem with an ATA33 and an ATA133 disk on the one channel, both will run at their native [marketecture] speeds as long as an earthed, 80-conductor cable is used (for the ATA133 disk). Obviously the ATA33 disk will transfer data slower than the ATA133 disk. An ATA33 disk is likely to be single platter and a have lower latency and seek times than a big ATA133 disk. No-one would realistically notice any effects. The same goes for optical devices although latency and seek is normally higher.
With respect to both opticals on the one channel, burning on-the-fly is also possible, even with SafeDisc 2, when the reader and writer are on the same channel; but the reader has to be a good killer of error based protections, otherwise there is potential for buffer underrun to the point of instant coaster.
If you want to read to disk first then burn, place the reader onto the same channel as the burner.
Try the media forum
btw, the presence of the hole and the size of the hole is dictated by physics