Question about IDE HDD with IDE DVD drive Tags: DVD Drives Hard Drives Jumper Components Last response: July 19, 2008 8:38 PM in Components Share ahslan July 18, 2008 9:27:10 PM I wanted to know which jumper combination works when setting an IDE DVD drive with an IDE HDD on the same IDE ribbon? Do I set the HDD as master and the DVD drive as slave? The other way around? or does it even matter which one is master and which one is slave, as long as one is master and the other is slave? thx More about : question ide hdd ide dvd drive Mondoman July 19, 2008 7:32:14 PM Although it should work either way, I'd set the HDD as master and the DVD as slave. Having both on the same cable may slow down your hard drive access whenever the DVD drive is being accessed. ahslan July 19, 2008 8:38:58 PM Thx!...I my cabling setup would only work with the DVD drive being the master and the hdd being the slave...but it worked....but I think you're right about the hdd slowing down because of the dvd drive... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQuestion about IDE /SATA converter and HDD fan ForumQuestion about IDE HDD and my Mobo. ForumA few questions about seting up a slave HDD ( IDE ) ForumCan I put 4 IDE HDD 's, 2 Sata HDD 's and 3 DVD drives on an.. ForumDVD drive not working on the same IDE cable as HDD ForumCan I use an IDE dvd drive with a SATA Hard drive ? ForumOlder IDE DVD Drive -Compatible w/ Windows 7 64bit OS ForumDo I need an IDE dvd drive to load an operating system? Forumn00b question ...SATA vs. IDE DVD for new build? ForumQuestion about using 2 IDE peripherals ForumP5Q Pro wont recognize IDE HDD ForumCan I put a DVD drive and a HDD drive on the same IDE cable? ForumNeed to replace IDE DVD Burner with SATA ForumPc not booting up if IDE cable is plugged into dvd drive ForumHard drive ide as slave to dvd drive ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumAluminum DVD and floppy drive covers? ForumNew System Build. What to do with open Exp Slots? Forumamd athlon 64 processor question ForumHelp with CPU clock speed on new system More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !