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Postby dellboy on Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:43 pm

Can anyone help , i don,t have much of a clue when it comes to sata.
If i install a sata dvd writer (main drive) will it work as my hard drive is ide & my
slave drive (dvd burner) is ide . Do i need to change my slave drive to
master.

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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:31 pm

You shouldn't have to do anything to your IDE drives. Just hook it up and go.

Do you have your hard drive and your slave DVD writer on the same IDE chain?
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:17 pm

any sata drive operates all by itself, no jumpers to set

your other stuff can be configured as such:

hard drive is set to master
other dvd writer if on the same ide cable, set that to slave

but if possible put that other dvd writer on its own ide port, you'll get better burns because theres no other data being sent through that cable other then the writing
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Postby TCAS on Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:09 am

hoxlund wrote:any sata drive operates all by itself, no jumpers to set

your other stuff can be configured as such:

hard drive is set to master
other dvd writer if on the same ide cable, set that to slave

but if possible put that other dvd writer on its own ide port, you'll get better burns because theres no other data being sent through that cable other then the writing



You can only connect one drive to any SATA controller therefore no setting can be required.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:36 am

thx for that genius insight i was just pointing out a nice benefit for the original poster

believe it or not some of my customers still don't understand why they have to or even how to set the jumpers on drives
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