Connecting IDE HD and IDE Dvd Burner

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  1. Bombersun

    Bombersun Member

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    I read that you are not suppose to connect a hard drive and a dvd drive to the same ide header, is this true and why? I have a ide hard drive and a ide dvd burner and only one ide header, what should i do? thanks
     
  2. trouphaz

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    well, i don't think that IDE handles concurrent connections all that well. so, you can get better performance if you can get 2 separate IDE controllers handling the data, one reading from the hard drive and the other writing to the DVD.

    here is a quote from a site comparing IDE to SCSI to get a better idea why. http://www.pcmech.com/article/ide-vs-scsi/

     
  3. Bombersun

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    thanks. i just told that could get a ide to sata adapater.
     
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    You can put them on one header - I've done it for years. Hit on performance? Sure - a little bit. But not enough that I'd be spending more money to ensure they're separated.
     
  5. Bombersun

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    So you havent had any problems? I just keep on reading and talking to people that it is a big NoNo and could serious damage the computer.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You can't damage your computer. The only hit you'll ever see is when you're trying to burn a DVD from the HD on the same link, or read data from the DVD to the HD on the same link.

    This is more of a theoretical nono, than in practice nono. If you want to know why you can't burn at the fastest speed of your DVD burner - this would be why.
     

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