[lug] ide drive questions

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Thu Jan 11 20:07:13 MST 2007

Lori Reed wrote:
> 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).
> Lori

I've tried to be fairly conscientious about keeping the dvd/cdrw burner 
on a different channel from the hard drive serving as its data source.


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