I want to add a second hard drive to my pc (XP Pro, standalone workgroup). I
currently have an 80GB with two partitions and a separately bootable OS on
each partition (one is for 'production'; one is for 'test and dev'). I plan
on getting a Maxtor 120GB drive, removing the partition on the existing
drive and once again having two OS's; one on each drive - the one on the new
drive being for test and dev only.
I also have a DVD-ROM and a DVD-RW connected. Currently, the single HDD is
on the primary IDE channel, as master, with the DVD-ROM as slave on that
same channel. The DVD-RW is master on the secondary IDE channel.
What is the optimal configuration for two HDDs and two optical drives? My
feeling at this point is to add the new HDD (which will primarily be used
for mp3, photographs etc) as the slave on the secondary channel.