[lug] ide drive questions

karl horlen horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 12 03:15:47 MST 2007

> >>> 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).

An ide cable has 2 connectors to chain the two hard
drives or cd/dvd devices.  When you jumper CS, which
connector sets the device to primary (and vice versa
secondary) - the middle connector or the end
I forgot. 

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