Connecting CD/RW

  EWJ 19:40 03 Feb 04
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Which is the correct connection for adding a CD/RW for best performance. Should it connect on the same cable as the hard drive or CD-rom drive. ie IDE 1 or 2.
Thanks for any help.

  peterjameswhite 20:32 03 Feb 04

Have done this myself.
It is not recommended to have two CD dives on the same cable.
Therefore, connect one CD drive to IDE 1 using the same cable as the hard disk drive (make sure it is set to slave) and the other CD drive set as a master and directly connected to IDE 2.

Which CD drive you connect to which doesn't really matter ad they will perform the same either way round.

If your existing CD drive is on the same cable as the hard disk, just set youe CD/RW to master and plug it into IDE 2,

  EWJ 20:37 03 Feb 04

Ta for the info Peter

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