Question about putting Comp together

I have the two CD-Drives. I set the jumper on the regular CD-Drive to
Master and on the CD-RW to Slave, is this correct or should I set them
both to Cable Select?

Should I connect the Hard-Driver to the Primary IDE Connector and the
Cd-Drives to the Secondary IDE Connector, or vice-versa?

Sorry if these are basic questions, this is my first time building
a computer.

Thanks for the help.


~Sly

there should be instructions with the drives as to the best config…

i think my 24x tdk drive was reccomending to have the hd and cd rom on
primary (master for hd, slave for cd) and the cdrw on the secondary master
by itself…

still anyway you do it, i think id go with setting the jumpers to master
and slave…

“Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have the two CD-Drives. I set the jumper on the regular CD-Drive to
Master
> and on the CD-RW to Slave, is this correct or should I set them both to
> Cable Select?
>
> Should I connect the Hard-Driver to the Primary IDE Connector and the
> Cd-Drives to the Secondary IDE Connector, or vice-versa?
>
> Sorry if these are basic questions, this is my first time building a
> computer.
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
> –
> ~Sly

So do you think it would be best if I keep the Hard Drive on the Primary
IDE Connector, and the two CD-Drives on the Secondary IDE Connector?


~Sly

“Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
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> there should be instructions with the drives as to the best config…
>
> i think my 24x tdk drive was reccomending to have the hd and cd rom on
> primary (master for hd, slave for cd) and the cdrw on the secondary
> master by itself…
>
> still anyway you do it, i think id go with setting the jumpers to master
and
> slave…
>
> “Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:9pm0k8$7ei$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > I have the two CD-Drives. I set the jumper on the regular CD-Drive to
> Master
> > and on the CD-RW to Slave, is this correct or should I set them both
> > to Cable Select?
> >
> > Should I connect the Hard-Driver to the Primary IDE Connector and the
> > Cd-Drives to the Secondary IDE Connector, or vice-versa?
> >
> > Sorry if these are basic questions, this is my first time building a
> > computer.
> >
> > Thanks for the help.
> >
> > –
> > ~Sly
> >
>

I was at the computer store buying new ribbons because the ones that came
with the Mother Board were to short, and I was asking him, if they come in
3-Connectors. He said that, they only come in two. That each connector on
the Motherboard only supports two devices.

I already have two CD-Drives, the regular one and the CD-RW , I am
planning on getting a DVD-Drive. I know the DVD-Drive can act as a regular
CD-Drive as well, but I don’t want to do that. Say I also get a second
Hard Drive for some reason.

                    So then I have 5 Devices.
                          -- 3 CD-Drives
                         -- 2 Hard Drives

Two IDE Connectors on the Mother Board that connect two devices each.

So I have 4 Connectors for 5 Devices.

How Can I get more connectors? Is there anything like a PCI slot card that
can give you a connector?

Some please help. Or are there three connectors on some ribbon cables.

Thanks a lot for any help.


~Sly

Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly wrote:

> How Can I get more connectors? Is there anything like a PCI slot card
that can give you a connector?

That’s what you would have to do.

> Some please help. Or are there three connectors on some ribbon cables.
>

There are 3 connectors on some, but you would only be able to use two of
them on the IDE interface.

some burning software has a fit if you dont have the two cd drives on
different chains when you try to do cd copies… thats why ive got my cd
drives on the different channels

“Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> So do you think it would be best if I keep the Hard Drive on the Primary
IDE
> Connector, and the two CD-Drives on the Secondary IDE Connector?

get an ata100 pci card (or some scsi variation) for your hard drives and
you have four ide for optical drives, and then another four (assuming you
are using the ata100 card) for your hard drives

ive only seen ide ribbons have two connectors, plus the connector to the
mb, since the ide only can support two devices per connector

“Gilby” <mail@gilby.com> wrote in message
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> Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly wrote:
>
> > How Can I get more connectors? Is there anything like a PCI slot card
> that can give you a connector?
>
> That’s what you would have to do.
>
> > Some please help. Or are there three connectors on some ribbon
> > cables.
> >
>
> There are 3 connectors on some, but you would only be able to use two of
> them on the IDE interface.

“Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:9pnc5m$530$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> So do you think it would be best if I keep the Hard Drive on the Primary
IDE
> Connector, and the two CD-Drives on the Secondary IDE Connector?

If it is a ATA-100 hard drive make sure it is on the Primary IDE channel
and do not connect anything expect another ATA-100 hard drive as the
second device on that channel. If you put an ATA-100 hard drive and a
CD-ROM on the same IDE channel the ATA-100 device will revert to a ATA-66
or 33 device depending on which format the CD-ROM is.

Gary Stein

>
> –
> ~Sly
>
>
> “Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
> news:9pm2a9$hc0$1@www.darklock.com
> > there should be instructions with the drives as to the best config…
> >
> > i think my 24x tdk drive was reccomending to have the hd and cd rom on
> > primary (master for hd, slave for cd) and the cdrw on the secondary
master
> > by itself…
> >
> > still anyway you do it, i think id go with setting the jumpers to
> > master
> and
> > slave…
> >
> > “Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:9pm0k8$7ei$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > > I have the two CD-Drives. I set the jumper on the regular
> > > CD-Drive to
> > Master
> > > and on the CD-RW to Slave, is this correct or should I set them both
to
> > > Cable Select?
> > >
> > > Should I connect the Hard-Driver to the Primary IDE Connector and
> > > the Cd-Drives to the Secondary IDE Connector, or vice-versa?
> > >
> > > Sorry if these are basic questions, this is my first time building a
> > > computer.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help.
> > >
> > > –
> > > ~Sly
> > >
> > >
> >
>

Gary I’veheard a lot obout the fact that the new ATA cards an dIDe
interfaces don’t act that way. Im of the understanding that each device
wil run at its given speed. CDROM at its speed and the Hard Drive at its
own. There isn’t the speed reduction problem anymore. I may be wrong…but
that is what I’ve heard.


Brian Wilmot

http://www.jumpnow.net/ http://www.uglybillboards.com/
http://www.jumptraveler.com/

“Gary Stein” <gestein@starpower.net> wrote in message
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>
> “Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:9pnc5m$530$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > So do you think it would be best if I keep the Hard Drive on the
> > Primary
> IDE
> > Connector, and the two CD-Drives on the Secondary IDE Connector?
>
> If it is a ATA-100 hard drive make sure it is on the Primary IDE channel
and
> do not connect anything expect another ATA-100 hard drive as the second
> device on that channel. If you put an ATA-100 hard drive and a CD-ROM on
the
> same IDE channel the ATA-100 device will revert to a ATA-66 or 33 device
> depending on which format the CD-ROM is.
>
> Gary Stein
>
> >
> > –
> > ~Sly
> >
> >
> > “Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
> > news:9pm2a9$hc0$1@www.darklock.com
> > > there should be instructions with the drives as to the best
> > > config…
> > >
> > > i think my 24x tdk drive was reccomending to have the hd and cd rom
> > > on primary (master for hd, slave for cd) and the cdrw on the
> > > secondary
> master
> > > by itself…
> > >
> > > still anyway you do it, i think id go with setting the jumpers to
master
> > and
> > > slave…
> > >
> > > “Sylvester O. a.k.a. SychoSly” <sychosly@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > > news:9pm0k8$7ei$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > > > I have the two CD-Drives. I set the jumper on the regular CD-Drive
to
> > > Master
> > > > and on the CD-RW to Slave, is this correct or should I set them
> > > > both
> to
> > > > Cable Select?
> > > >
> > > > Should I connect the Hard-Driver to the Primary IDE Connector and
the
> > > > Cd-Drives to the Secondary IDE Connector, or vice-versa?
> > > >
> > > > Sorry if these are basic questions, this is my first time building
> > > > a computer.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for the help.
> > > >
> > > > –
> > > > ~Sly
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>

whered you see that? id be interested in reading about…

“Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
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> Gary I’veheard a lot obout the fact that the new ATA cards an dIDe
> interfaces don’t act that way. Im of the understanding that each device
wil
> run at its given speed. CDROM at its speed and the Hard Drive at its
> own. There isn’t the speed reduction problem anymore. I may be
> wrong…but that is what I’ve heard.

I hear it all over the message boards…I’ll see if Ican drunk it up
again.


Brian Wilmot

http://www.jumpnow.net/ http://www.uglybillboards.com/
http://www.jumptraveler.com/

“Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
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> whered you see that? id be interested in reading about…
>
>
> “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:9pppuh$gkl$1@www.darklock.com
> > Gary I’veheard a lot obout the fact that the new ATA cards an dIDe
> > interfaces don’t act that way. Im of the understanding that each
> > device
> wil
> > run at its given speed. CDROM at its speed and the Hard Drive at its
own.
> > There isn’t the speed reduction problem anymore. I may be wrong…but
that
> > is what I’ve heard.
>

http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/ultra_ata_66.html#8

http://www.sysopt.com/forum/showthread.php?s=7e99a93c8f8bbf82031c663d5b74-
824 8&threadid=86249


Brian Wilmot

http://www.jumpnow.net/ http://www.uglybillboards.com/
http://www.jumptraveler.com/

“Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
news:9pq9o3$1me$1@www.darklock.com
> whered you see that? id be interested in reading about…
>
>
> “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:9pppuh$gkl$1@www.darklock.com
> > Gary I’veheard a lot obout the fact that the new ATA cards an dIDe
> > interfaces don’t act that way. Im of the understanding that each
> > device
> wil
> > run at its given speed. CDROM at its speed and the Hard Drive at its
own.
> > There isn’t the speed reduction problem anymore. I may be wrong…but
that
> > is what I’ve heard.
>

did i miss it? i didnt see anything that said you can have say an ata33
and an ata100 hd on the same channel both running at 33 and 100 transfer
rates, respectively.

i did see something saying you can mix them and they can attain their
maximum performance, but i didnt necessarily take that as meaning
simultaneously.

Tony Ranieri

“Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
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> http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/ultra_ata_66.html#8
>
>
http://www.sysopt.com/forum/showthread.php?s=7e99a93c8f8bbf82031c6-
63d5b74824
> 8&threadid=86249

oh well simultaneously…thats kind of foggy since the way IDE works only
one channel can transmit at one time anyway…Mast and slave on IDE one
can’t transmit data at the the same time anyway


Brian Wilmot

http://www.jumpnow.net/ http://www.uglybillboards.com/
http://www.jumptraveler.com/

“Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
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> did i miss it? i didnt see anything that said you can have say an ata33
> and an ata100 hd
on
> the same channel both running at 33 and 100 transfer rates,
> respectively.
>
> i did see something saying you can mix them and they can attain their
> maximum performance, but i didnt necessarily take that as meaning
> simultaneously.
>
> –
>
> Tony Ranieri
> - www.woogu.com
>
>
> “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:9pqs06$l1l$1@www.darklock.com
> > http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/ultra_ata_66.html#8
> >
> >
>
http://www.sysopt.com/forum/showthread.php?s=7e99a93c8f8bbf82031c6-
63d5b74824
> > 8&threadid=86249