New Hard Disk to Buy and Install
Posted on 2001-06-21
I want to add a new HD to complement existing IDE IBM, 15 GB. I have read positive reviews about Western Digital Caviar series, I understand that they have broad scale of storage in 5000 or 7500 speeds. Have you got experience with these disks? I plan to get either 20 or 30 GB versions.
My second question is about installation. Configuration on my motherboard with 500 KHz processor is:
Primary Master: Hard Disk
Primary Slave: CD-ROM device
Secondary Master: CD-ROM R/RW device
Secondary Slave: Available
The question is whether I can just attach a new HD (after properly setting jumper on it) to the Secondary Slave connection without a significant loss of transer speed. Or should I go through hassle of reshufling both cables?