I'm apparently searching in all the wrong directions, so I'm back to\nbother you fine folks once again.\n\nThis is about running both IDE & SATA drives on a motherboard that IS\nequipped for both. I DO have the empty IDE slot.\n\nI would like to add a second optical drive (CD) to my computer so I can\nreduce the wear and tear on my DVD LightScribe. Also, my DVD drive is\nsignificantly slower than the CD drives and it would speed up some of\nmy old CD games loading.\n\nI want to use one of the many spare IDE CD drives I have laying around.\n\nMy primary concerns are the jumper and drive lettering and the great\nunknowns.\n\nShould I set the "new" IDE drive jumper to Master, Slave, or Cable\nSelect for the IDE drive if I have another drive installed under SATA?\nI have no personal preference that I can think of, so I'm only\nconcerned with the system and ease of installation.\n\nHow is this going to affect my drive lettering? Will it adjust\nautomatically?\n\nCurrently I have:\nA: 1 Floppy\n1 HDD with 2 partitions\nC: & X:\nplus\nD: DVD Burner w/LightScribe\nE: Phantom CD (Virtual Drive)\nF: - I: Card Reader\n\nAre there any likely problems I might come across?\n\nSystem:\nCustom\nMainboard : BIOSTAR Group N61PB-M2S w/4 GB DDR2 RAM (Corsair)\nProcessor: AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7MHz x1Core Processor\nDVD: Sony Optiarc iHAS224 SATA DVD Burner w/LightScribe\nWindows XP SP3 w/NET Frameworks 1-4 - all updates installed\n\nThanks for any assistance you can lend in simplifying this probably\nalready simple procedure.\n\n-\-\n-There are some who call me...\nJim\n\n\n"Facts are the enemy of truth."\n- Don Quixote - "Man of La Mancha"