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Postby joep2k on Sun Jan 12, 2003 6:20 pm

i just installed a promise pci ide controller, and now when i insert a blank cd into the cdrw whether it be in the sec master or slave on the ide card my computer freezes.
When i install the burner on the motherboards ide controller, it works.
I bought the ide card for higher speeds and i'd like to make use of it.
any help is appreciated. thanks
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 12, 2003 7:04 pm

Hook up your hard drive to the Promise ATA card if you want to use the high speed transfer. Leave the CD-RW drive as Secondary Master on the IDE controller on your motherboard. The fastest a CD-RW drive will support is ATA33, so its basically useless to hook up a CD-RW drive to the Promise ATA card. Even with the ATA33 (33 MB/s), the transfer speed between the computer and the CD-RW drive will never reach that speed. If motherboard on your system already supports ATA100, I would just return the Promise card, as its useless to you unless you need the extra IDE controllers.

And if you wondering why there are no ATA66 or ATA100 CD-RW drives, just read the following thread.
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Postby lightningbaron on Sun Jan 12, 2003 7:37 pm

Go with what BuddhaTB said.

I had a Pioneer DVD-ROM Model 116 attached to a Promise ATA133 controller, secondary channel, each time I accessed the drive, it would freeze for a few seconds. Moved it off back to secondary channel on mobo.
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