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Postby disk2 on Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:23 pm

I recently have the pc shop instalated a Plextor PX-716a and now i found out thru Plextools Professional that my PX has been instalated as slave unit and the cd rom as the master.

Is this correct?
If this is wrong what are the improvements when changed.

My system is XP sp2 and i have 2 seperate hdd with a raid.

Can somebody help.
Do not explain using to difficult words as i'm not that technical.

Postby dodecahedron on Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:07 am

usually it doesn't matter.
if both your drives are functioning properly, i would suggest you just leave things as they are now.

in principle it shouldn't matter if a drive is master or slave, but sometimes there's weird problems, a drive doesn't like to be a slave for instance, or with a particular other drive.

but if you had those problems you'd probably know about it by now.
most likely everything is fine.
enjoy your new drive :)
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:59 pm

i always have my optical drives as masters on there own ide chains

no slaves present

one of the benefits of having all SATA hard drives
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Postby Gabe on Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:28 am

I had ca. 30 burners in the last years, almost all worked fine as slaves. Only a Mitsumi had problems with this config.
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Postby disk2 on Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:04 am

Thanks everybody for your comments.

As far as i can see things run fine and i keep it as it is for the moment at least.

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