dvd recorder - primary or secondary?

  readybreck 11:09 05 Dec 03

I would like to know what is the best way to configure my drives in terms of primary/secondary etc? I have four drives to accomodate:
Hard Disk (boot disk), cdr, dvdr, Hard DIsk (mainly video data)

  TBH1 11:28 05 Dec 03

my setup is : -
primary/master 60gb hard disc,
primary/slave 40gb hard disc,
secondary/master dvdrom,
secondary/slave cdrw

works for me

Mine is:- primary/master 40gb hard disc, primary/slave 120gb hard disc, secondary/master dvdr/w, secondary/slave dvd.

Has been like this for three months with no problems as yet.

  Djohn 11:35 05 Dec 03

Either of the above will work fine. j

  plankton 14:57 05 Dec 03

"works for me"

Are u sure about that? Would you like to check with someone else? The audience, a friend???? 50/50? ;o)))

  LeadingMNMs 15:14 05 Dec 03

best to have both HDD on one the primary IDE cable (master drive on the end) and the optical drives on the secondary IDE cable. Doubt in matters with optical drive is master and which is slave as long as the master is on the end.

  TBH1 16:31 05 Dec 03

plankton - - what you tryin' to say ?????? :-)

  readybreck 23:32 05 Dec 03

Thanks for your help. There seems to be a consensus in the answers, so i'll give it a try!

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