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October 5, 2004 11:23:29 PM

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Just a quick and hopefully simple question...

I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.

If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
Anonymous
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October 6, 2004 5:34:36 AM

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"dc" <jdoe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
>
> I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
>
> If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?

No.
October 6, 2004 5:34:37 AM

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"Ron Reaugh" <rondashreaugh@att.net> wrote in news:LYH8d.494019$OB3.224836
@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
>> If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
>> faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
>
> No.

Thanks. :) 

Very quick and simple as I hoped.
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Anonymous
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October 6, 2004 6:43:00 AM

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On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 19:23:29 -0500, dc <jdoe@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
>
>I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
>
>If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
>faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?

No, but if you plan to be copying between the two drives a
lot you ought to consider placing them on different IDE
channels. For best performance on ATA, source and
destination drives should not be on same channel (cable).
Anonymous
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October 6, 2004 3:21:32 PM

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On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 19:23:29 -0500, dc <jdoe@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
>
>I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
>
>If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
>faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?

Not directly.
But the older drive will transfer data at ATA66 speed, so it will
take the bus (marginally) longer occupied.

--
Kind regards,
Gerard Bok
Anonymous
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October 6, 2004 9:10:54 PM

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"kony" <spam@spam.com> wrote in message news:5qm6m05lr1cbcf83km2sj71c5qq8hvk6gd@4ax.com
> On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 19:23:29 -0500, dc jdoe@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> > Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
> >
> > I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
> >
> > If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> > faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
>
> No, but if you plan to be copying between the two drives a
> lot you ought to consider placing them on different IDE channels.

> For best performance on ATA, source and des-
> tination drives should not be on same channel (cable).

Nonsense, source and destination is fine.
Double source is the problematic one.
Anonymous
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October 6, 2004 10:28:12 PM

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"Gerard Bok" <bok118@zonnet.nl> wrote in message news:4163d4dd.10734457@News.Individual.NET
> On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 19:23:29 -0500, dc <jdoe@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
> >
> > I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
> >
> > If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as
> > a faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
>
> Not directly.

Just not.

> But the older drive will transfer data at ATA66 speed,

For cache reads and buffer writes.

> so it will take the bus (marginally) longer occupied.

But doesn't slow the faster drive down. For pure media reads it
doesn't matter (make no difference) as it is the drive's access time
and STR that determines the transfer time, not the interface speed.
Drives of a specific interface speed only transfer sustained at less
than half that interface speed, so they each run unlimited at their
respective interface speeds.
Anonymous
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October 6, 2004 11:10:52 PM

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No.

>I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
>
>If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
>faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
Anonymous
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October 7, 2004 3:13:24 AM

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Yes.

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DaveW



"dc" <jdoe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9579CF6E3CCFAjdoehotmailcom@216.196.97.142...
> Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
>
> I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
>
> If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
Anonymous
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October 7, 2004 3:13:25 AM

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Nonsense.

"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
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> Yes.
>
> "dc" <jdoe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9579CF6E3CCFAjdoehotmailcom@216.196.97.142...
> >
> > I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
> >
> > If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> > faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
>
>
Anonymous
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October 11, 2004 5:17:42 PM

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> If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?

I don't think it will make any difference to the faster drive.
Anonymous
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October 12, 2004 4:42:42 AM

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"Gareth Tuckwell" <ContactGT@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:WJvad.427$mp5.263@newsfe3-win.ntli.net
> > If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> > faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
>
> I don't think it will make any difference to the faster drive.

It certainly will if you run (e.g.) a text search on al files on the slower
drive and load a big file from the faster one at the same time.
When seeks take the larger part of the transfer there will not be enough
bandwidth left on the channel for the other drive to run at full speed.
But the same will be true for the reverse situation.
Anonymous
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November 23, 2004 3:43:36 AM

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It should not effect your faster drive. The Master is using its own
controller.
Steve

"dc" <jdoe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
>
> I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
>
> If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
Anonymous
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November 23, 2004 6:19:39 PM

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Wow, that was quick.

"Steve_R" <stevierey@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:58ydnb988K-EQT_cRVn-jQ@adelphia.com
> It should not effect your faster drive.

> The Master is using its own controller.

Pity that in the times that it actually was a problem they were using their
"own controller"s too. The problem was in the Hostbus controller, not the drive controller(s).

> Steve
>
> "dc" <jdoe@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:Xns9579CF6E3CCFAjdoehotmailcom@216.196.97.142...
> > Just a quick and hopefully simple question...
> >
> > I have an Asus P4P800 Delux maotherboard.
> >
> > If I place an older drive (say ATA66) as slave on the same chain as a
> > faster drive (say ATA133) will it slow my master drive down?
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