[lug] ide drive questions

Lori Reed lorireed at lightning-rose.com
Thu Jan 11 18:57:21 MST 2007

karl horlen wrote:

>>> i thought the slowest device on the channel is the
>>> determining factor for the channel speed.
>> I don't think thats the case... it's more of a
>> matter of IDE channel
>> bandwidth. If one drive is sending a bunch of data
>> over the channel, the
>> other drive has to try and fight with it to get data
>> out. There is only
>> so much that will fit at once. 
> Can anyone confirm this is correct?  If it is, i'm
> swapping those drives pronto :-).

I can confirm that. It's certainly an easy thing to do.

But contrary to earlier advice, I jumper all my IDE devices to Cable 
Select (CS).


More information about the LUG mailing list