why install a ide cd/dvd as secondary master

March 9, 2011 at 10:39:39
Specs: Windows 7
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March 9, 2011 at 11:09:53
That's the normal way to install it.

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March 9, 2011 at 11:21:19
When working with IDE drives that you know will be writing to each other (HDD to HDD, optical to optical, optical to HDD, etc), it's generally best to put the drives on separate channels. This will allow for optimal data transfers. The reason is that two devices on the same cable/channel can NOT use the channel at the same time. One device must always be idle while the other is using the channel. However, if the devices are on different channels, there is no "wait til I'm done before you can use it" scenario.

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