hardware setup

Posted on 2004-11-01
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have a PC with a SCSI hard drive only coupled with an Adaptec controller card. If I were to add an IDE hard drive, DVD-RW drive and a CD-ROM drive, what would be the best way to cable these components to the IDE connectors on the mobo and what would be the best jumper settings for the three devices as far as which one should be master or slave? I have two IDE channels on the motherboard.
Question by:jlefave
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    Most systems will default to booting from the IDE drive first.  If your SCSI drive is faster than your IDE, I would try to set that as your boot drive, though.  The optical drives I would put on the secondary IDE together with the DVD as master, since some DVD drives prefer that, so the IDE hard drive goes into the primary IDE all by itself..

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