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Re: [vox-tech] IDE master/slave speed



On Wed, 29 Oct 2003, Ken Bloom wrote:

> a) Is a CD-ROM drive really slow as an IDE device?

It's waaaay slower than hard drive, IDE or otherwise.

> b) Will a slow master slow down the slave?

I'm not sure.  Whether it does or not, though, you do want the faster
device as the master for performance reasons.

> If I have to rearrange the drives as master/slave, then:
> c) Do cable positions matter concerning master/slave configuration or
> just the jumper settings?

Just the jumpers should be fine.  Sometimes the BIOS can flip the
master/slave settings, too.

-Mark

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