HDD and 2 CD's - how best to set them on the IDE
Posted on 2003-02-27
I have 1 HDD, 1 CDR (DVD) and one CDRW, 2 IDE channels.
What is the optimum set up for these?
Things to consider (to hopefully answer questions in advance):
1) I don't do an awful lot of burning and often do it when I am not actively using the system.
2) I do want to be able backup CD - CD at times. I have enough free HDD space to do a manual intermediate copy if I have to but would rather not.
3) MB: Asus P4G8X Delux
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 80G 7200rpm HDD(8Mb Cache)
CDR: Pioneer DVD, forget the exact model
CDRW: HP, 12 speed burner (I think)
4) CDR gets used quite a lot for games, copying files to the HDD etc.
I imagine I want the CDR and the HDD as the two masters, as they get used a hell of a lot and the CDRW doesn't .... so I guess the question is, given the above info, should I put the CDRW as slave to which device?
Thanks muchly in advance.