[lug] ide drive questions

karl horlen horlenkarl at email.com
Thu Jan 11 15:31:09 MST 2007

i have a system with 4 ide devices

2 hard drives
1 cdrw 
1 dvd

file copies and moves between drives are slow.  i think it's because the hard drives share the same ide channel and the cdrw/dvd share the other.  my thought is that the file ops would be quicker if the drives were on separate channels.

is this true?

if so, is it possible to put each hard drive on a separate channel and then have the hd share that channel with a slower device (dvd / cdrw)?

i thought the slowest device on the channel is the determining factor for the channel speed.

becaue of slot limiatations i can't put another ide board in.

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