Strange things with my hard drive
kerry at gotss.net
Sun Feb 24 23:24:19 EST 2002
Yes you will.
On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 10:12:45PM -0600, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Is this true only for cd-roms, or is it also true for other ide devices? What I mean is for example if I have a hard drive as primary master, and zip drive as primary slave, am I going to experience this slow down too when copying from one to the other, or not?
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 11:04:33AM +0800, Kerry Hoath wrote:
> > This is not a good idea unless ide channels are limited.
> > The reason for this is that once one device is accessing the ide bus the other
> > device doesn't get a look in until the first device has finished.
> > The practical upshot of this is that installs from cdromt o hard disk go really slowly because
> > both devices want contention on the ide bus.
> > With the multitude of IDE devices these days it can be difficult to get the combinations right.
> > Slaving a cdrom to a burner is ok provided you don't want to do on-the-fly
> > copying with your cdrom to burner.
> > Slaving a burner to a hard drive can also cause problems if your i/o subsystem is not up to
> > keeping both devices busy.
> > If you have a cdrom only put it master on the secondary controller if you don't have 2 hard drives or put it as
> > slave on the secondary if you have a hard drive on both controllers.
> > If you have a cdorm and a burner I cable like this:
> > primary master, hard drive.
> > Primary slave, empty
> > Secondary master, cd burner, secondary slave, cdrom.
> > I don't on-the-fly copy from cd to burner, I let the computer
> > put it on the hard drive as an intermediate step.
> > Regards, Kerry.
> > On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 08:02:31PM -0500, Alex Snow wrote:
> > > I've never bilt a computer, but i've taken about 100 apart. In most cases,
> > > and most of the machines I gutted were older ones, the cdrom is slaved to
> > > the hard drive witch is the master.
> > >
> > >
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