cfitz wrote:If you are primarily copying from the DVD-ROM to the hard drive and burning from the hard drive to the CD-RW, while at the same time rarely make copies on the fly directly from the DVD-ROM to the CD-RW, then you should put the two optical drives together on the secondary channel and leave the hard drive by itself on the primary channel.
As for the master/slave settings on the optical drives, it really doesn't matter which is master and which is slave. There may be some modern drives with defective IDE interface implementations, but on the whole you needn't worry about it. "Master" and "slave" in IDE parlance do not reflect the connotations of common usage of these terms. Master is not faster or better or more capable than slave. These days the terms just serve to distinguish the one drive from the other.
If you have just one drive on a cable, do make sure to put it on the end of the cable.
That's exactly the way i set the configurations.
And though i could connect both drives and they are both recognized i'm having another problem: The secondary slave insists on working at PIO mode. Watch the captured frame:
So.. Whatever's on the secondary slave, wheter it's the DVD-ROM or the CDrw i can't get it to work at DMA mode.
I know i jumpered them well. And the only thing i can think of that stinter as far as the PIO/DMA problem is the cable. And i think i tried both connecters with both the middle and the the conection in the end of the cable (Meaning middle->Slave & end->Master and vice versa).