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CDRW & HD on secondary IDE channel - Will it work?

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I recently built and new system and have the following drives:

ATA HD, IDE HD, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM & CD-RW. I have the ATA drive connected to the SATA on the Motherboard, The DVD-RW as Primary Master and DVD-ROM as Primary Slave and the IDE HD as Secondary Master. I was thinking of trying to hook up the CDRW because it has a faster CDRW speed than my DVDRW. Will it work as a Secondary Slave to my second hard drive?

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Should work with no problems. Just set the jumpers right. wink

 

I'm running my system with two ide HD's, a cdrw and a cdrom and no problems.

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One thing you need to make sure of is that you have the BIOS set for Enhanced mode for the SATA/IDE configuration. The reason for this is that with an OS like Windows 2K or XP you can then use all four ATA ports along with the 2 SATA port for up to 6 drives.

 

If you use any other mode then you may not be able to see all 5 or 6 drives at once wink

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