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    i'm planning on getting a new 120 gig hard drive as i seem to be downloading rather a lot on broadband (14 gig in less than a week)
    i'm gonna get either a 120 or 160 gig drive
    i want to keep my current 80 gig drive to offer 200+ gig of storage space

    this presents a problem concering ide cables

    my current setup is thus:

    primary ide master: 80 gig hdd
    primary ide slave: none

    secondary ide master: cd-rw drive
    secondary ide slave: dvd-r

    my question is this: which is the optimum configuration of ide cables if i wish to accomodate 2 hard drives, a cd-rw drive and a dvd-r drive?

    i would think it would be this:

    primary ide master: 80 gig hdd
    primary ide slave: cd-rw

    secondary ide master: 120/160 gig hdd
    secondary ide slave: dvd-r

    thanks in advance for any advice or opinions...
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    I dont think that it makes any difference how you set it up.



    I could eb wrong though.

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    Originally posted by Benno@15 September 2003 - 13:31
    I dont think that it makes any difference how you set it up.



    I could be wrong though.&nbsp;
    well, i wasn&#39;t sure about it
    thought it best to ask anyway...
    thanks
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    It depends on whether you are going to be burning cd&#39;s with data from your C drive. If not (or only occasionally) the setup you suggest is probably the best, as long as your cd-rw has buffer underrun protection.

    If your cd-rw doesn&#39;t have buffer underrun protection you need to put it on a different controller from your hard drives, which would mean your new drive would have to connect to the current empty place (primary slave).
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    i shall be burning more from the second hard drive, so this was why i thought that the setup i showed was best
    my cd-rw drive is a lite-on 52/24/52 and does have buffer under-run technology

    it seems like the setup i showed in the first post is best then?

    thanks for the advice
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    Originally posted by 3rd gen noob@15 September 2003 - 16:00
    i shall be burning more from the second hard drive, so this was why i thought that the setup i showed was best
    my cd-rw drive is a lite-on 52/24/52 and does have buffer under-run technology

    it seems like the setup i showed in the first post is best then?

    thanks for the advice
    With this drive you shouldnt have any problems I have the same and never had a buffer under run.

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