should 2 hard disks be on same IDE chanel

  richierich 10:37 20 Oct 07

probably basic question, but with 2 hard disks and one dvd drive, should the 2 h/disks be on the same chanel with the dvd drive on 2nd chanel or is it best to have the H/drives on seperate chanels and which one should the dvd drive be on, thanks

  Stuartli 10:40 20 Oct 07

The Primary and Secondary hard drives should be on the Primary IDE Channel - the Secondary IDE Channel should be used for an optical drive or two drives.

Some people don't always agree with this setup, but it is the basic configuration in the majority of cases.

  richierich 11:17 20 Oct 07

thanks, I will follow this, unless anyone has reasons for not doing it this way?

  User-312386 11:25 20 Oct 07

yep agree with Stuartli on this one

  gardener 11:26 20 Oct 07

Make sure you set one hard drive as master and the other as slave. Do this by changing the jumper settings at the back of the drive.

  richierich 11:28 20 Oct 07


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