Originally posted by joso__g
[B]Namoh, correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't putting a cd-rw(ata33) and a hard disk (ex. ata133) on the same ide cable slow down the hard disk. I heard that it would. In this example the hard disk will drop down from a ata133 to ata33.
isn't this true? [/B]
that isnt true anymore since the onboard ATA100 controllers arrived on the motherboards many years ago
since then you can connect any ATA33 and ATA133 device on the same channel without any los of speed.
if you use them together alot you should go with nahmo's option, in any other situation it doesnt matter a thing how you connect them.
i have the following set-up:
Primary master: harddisk 1
Primary slave: harddisk 2
Secundary master: Plextor PX-116A DVD drive
Secundary slave: Plextor Premium CD writer
have absolutely no problems what so ever with this set-up