quick question on installing cd-burner *need answer fast*

LoCache

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Is it alright to connect my dvd drive and cd-burner drive to the same IDE channel? I thought I read once that this was bad practice. I just bought a new 40X burner. I want to be able to copy on the fly, without making errors.
 

CraigRT

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I think it works fine either way.. I've used either method (different IDE channels or on the same) and i can always copy without problems.
 

Vette73

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it is better and usually faster if they each nave their own channel.

I have my Hard drive on a raid port and my DVD and CD-RW each have their own channel
 
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Yes, you can do it. Especially if your burner has a buffer underrun protector. Which it better damn well have if it's running at 40X.

Marlin1975 - I don't think LoCache has the necessary 3+ channels to pull that off. But yes, that is the best method.

- M4H
 

N4P

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how about people that just have 2 IDE channels? in my case - i have my HDD running on one, and my DVDROM on the other. i just ordered a 52-24-52 LiteOn from newegg. should i run it slave to the DVDROM or the HDD? or should i run the DVDROM slave to the CDRW?

thanks :)
 

Cuular

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Most of the burning programs expect that the master drive is going to be the burner. So it would be best to run your burner as the master drive on the same cable as your DVD drive. if your computer is new enough with a good fast processor it's not a problem to have the two drives on the same channel.
 

KenGr

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I have two machines. One has a CD-ROM secondary master and CD-R secondary slave. The other has DVD-ROM secondary master and DVD-R as secondary slave. Both copy perfectly. The various software I have all automatically recognizes the slave drive as the recorder with no configuration fiddling.
 

dethman

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i dont believe this kind of thing is a problem any more with the faster computers and ide channels.