>My advice would be for you to move the cdrom drive to the
>2ndary controller with the dvd.
>Never, ever put a slower device on the same controller
>with your hard drive. It will ALWAYS slow it down to the
>speed of the slower device.
>Your system is already being slowed down by having the
>cdrom drive on the same controller as the hard drive.
That slowdown used to occur with the earliest versions of IDE controllers.
However since the advent of the Enhanced IDE specifications (EIDE) some
years ago this has no longer been a concern. Each device operates
independently. The only conflict would be if the channel was actually
busy (in use by one device) at the precise instant the other device wanted
to use it.
Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
On-Line Help Computer Service
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