IDE Config - whats best for 2 HDs, 1 DVD Rom and 1 DVD Writer?
Posted on 2003-10-27
I've recently bought a new HD (Maxtor 6Y060P0) which I wish to use as the new main drive for the PC - re-instaliing the OS (XP) and all S/W Apps etc . The old HD (Maxtor 6Y060L0) will be relagated to be used for general mass storage purposes( CD/DVD images,mpegs,mp3,jpg,zips etc). I also have a DVD Rom and DVD Writer to be installed. The DVD Writer (Ricoh 5125) will generally only be used to burn data stored on the old HD. The DVD Rom will be the work horse for installing to both HDs. (M/B is ASUS A7V8X rev 1.)
I have looked around for previous questions about how to best setup this number/type of devices for best performace but not had any luck. Would like to know what should be Primary, what should be Secondary, Master and Slave.
PS. I just read the 'Upgrading to bigger hard drive. How can i transfer all my data to include OS?'... useful and well timed me thinks...