A friend gave me several old PCs, victims of a spousally decreed basement cleanup, which I have stripped for hardware/parts.
One interesting part is a Seagate 40GB HDD unit.
It is an older, 5200RPM model.
I am currently running a WD 7200RPM HDD.
I realize that should I connect the Seagate as a slave on my primary IDE channel that my faster drive would slow down to match the Seagate.
I also have a PCI slot IDE adaptor card.
My question is...if I leave my faster WD HDD as a solo master on the primary IDE channel and hook the slower Seagate to the PCI based adaptor card, will the faster drive still have to slow down?
I can see how this might happen when the system is reading from the Seagate, but what about when it's not?
I don't really need the space...my WD is 160GB and I have plenty of room left...I am just curious.