IDE Performance

Posted on 2006-04-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I have a system with one IDE HD, IDE Tape Drive, and a CD. What is the best way to hook theses drives up to get the maximum transfer rate from the HD to the Tape Drive? HD and Tape on seperate channel or the same channel? Will Master or Slave settings effect performance?
Question by:comtekso
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    Put them on a separate channel. One device can only be addressed at a time if it is on the same channel. The tape drive, it is being addressed at the same time as the HD would really slow the disk to a crawl. Master / Slave isn't as important, but usually the slowest of the chain is the slave, so CD -> Master, Tape -> Slave.

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