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Old 10-07-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Is it OK to have a HDD and CD Rom drive on same IDE cable?

Is it OK to have a HDD and CD Rom drive on same IDE cable?

I'm pretty sure it is but just want to make sure.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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It's not exactly recommended, but it wouldn't hurt anything. It just reduces the hard drive's performance, and it could cause certain errors or complications (depends on type and brand of parts). Try it out though. It might work well for you. Make sure you set the CD-ROM to slave if you do decide to do it.
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I did it on a old system to load windows on and it worked fin e just remember to make sure your hard drtive is master and the cd rom is slave
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Ya it work for what I needed it for, thanks.
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