Hard drive & DVD burners - does it matter if they are on the same IDE channel

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Guest, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    We used to put CD/DVD drives on a different IDE channel from the hard
    drives because of the speed difference (ATA speed).

    is this still the case with 16x DVD burners... do burners still run at
    a slower speed than hard drives?

    Guest, Nov 9, 2006
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  2. CD & DVD drives should still be put on a different IDE channel. The
    burner should be the primary and the player the slave.

    John M. Tubbs, Sr., Nov 10, 2006
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  3. Some dvd drives or burners still don't support UDMA, or only a lower mode
    than the harddrives. In most cases, however, the difference is negligable,
    but putting a burner on a different cable than the harddrive helps prohibit
    congestion-related hiccups. Master-slave is irrelevant for speed.
    Walter Mautner, Nov 10, 2006
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    Meat Plow Guest

    Meat Plow, Nov 10, 2006
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