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December 20, 2002 6:17:03 PM

I'm putting together my first computer and I'm not sure if I should use the cable select mode or normal master/slave configuration for my hardrive and dvd drive.Well there be a performance gain with cable select or is it just easier to use? Anyhelp greatly appreciated!


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December 20, 2002 6:55:09 PM

Either should work without much problem, though having both drives on the same cable will hurt your HD performance. If you can, run the DVD on your secondary channel with a different cable.

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December 21, 2002 4:40:54 AM

I have never used anything apart form master or slave. But if they dont work then you can allways try cable select.

<b><font color=purple>[Rik_]</font color=purple> I wonder how many people have made their own phasechange system?
<font color=blue>[LHGPooBaa]</font color=blue> I get phasechange whenever i eat a hot chillie :lol:  </b>
December 21, 2002 5:06:20 PM

I almost always use master and slave, just to keep things certain. However, Cable select works well most of the time so it's up to you.

<font color=blue> If it ain't broke, don't fix it...tweak it.</font color=blue>