about hard drive positions?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by gabitzu, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. gabitzu

    gabitzu Guest

    hi...i use 2 hard drives one wd40jb for op and one wd80jb for data...the first one is it partitioned in 2 partitions... first partition for op and the second for sampl.waves etc....i have a question:do i really need to put the first hard on IDE1 master and second on IDE2 master?...because they are right now first IDE1 master and second one on IDE1 slave....i would like to put them on masters but my case is ANTEC PLUS 1080 and the ribbon cables don't let me do that...and there is a distance between hards bays and cd roms bay...
    i hope you've understood that...and you'll give me some help...

    regards ...gabriel!!! :eek:
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Well, the best way to do this is always have the second hard drive on the secondary controller as master.

    It's best to keep it off of the primary bus with the OS drive so that it has it's own bandwidth.

    I recommend always having the OS drive as the master and then use the optical drive(any CDROM device) as a slave to it.

  3. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Just a tip... there are adapters so you can mount your OS-drive in a free 5.25" slot close to the CD-drive... I have my WD 120jb in a "NoVibe" tray under my CD-rw... ( that one also reduces the vibrations from the HD to the case) . Anoter choice would be to find IDE-cables that are longer.
  4. Thom IV

    Thom IV Guest

    700mgz AMD, 383ram, delta44, 16mg videoram, VIA chipset...

    I have both my HDD set up as Opus describes and it has been running fine recording 2 tracks of digital audio simutaneously, and editing up to 32 tracks...

    I heard some make mention of the fact that if you put a 'slower' device (a cd drive) on the same IDE channel as a faster device (a hdd), then it will slow the faster device down.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001

    I've done testing on that theory and shot it down very quickly as it does not slow it down.

    That is an old school fact and does not pertain to current technology.

    Having done several benchmarking tests on CDROM devices attached to the same chain as Hard drives and also hardd drives by themselves I did not see any system lag due to it!

  6. Thom IV

    Thom IV Guest

    Thanks muchly Opus!!
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