DVD Burner Help

By gpatel
Jun 5, 2005
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  1. I am setting up dvd burner. i read the manual for this and they are telling some something about master and slave. I am using IDE chennel. (I think)
    now can some tell me how to set up my dvd burner.
    Questions:

    1. my hard drive how should it be set up. Master , Slave or Cable select
    2. How should I set up my Dvd PLAYER . Master, Slave or Cable select
    3. How should I set up my Dvd Burner . Master, Slave or Cable select.

    I am using Maxtor hard-drive. so if some one can tell me the pin #s

    Thanks a lot.


    ~gpatel
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    1 You hard drive should be set to master on the primary ide channel.

    2 Your dvd-rom should be set as slave on the secondary ide channel.

    3 Your dvd rewriter should be set as master on the secondary ide channel.

    I`m not sure what you mean by pins. The ide cable that goes to your hard drive has a line usually coloured red down one side. This should go into your hard drive with the coloured side near to where the power cable goes. This is pin one.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. gpatel

    gpatel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks

    thanks a lot.. thats was really quick. i did figure that out. i put my dvd player as master and burner as slave. working fine. but could you tell me if that makes any difference??

    thanks once again.

    ~gpatel
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    If everything is working fine, then that`s ok.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. garycotman

    garycotman Newcomer, in training

    :wave: HI DVD BURNER IS YOUR SLAVE AND THE OTHER AS MASTER AND USE NERO 6 FOR YOU DVDBURNER OKMATE
  6. garycotman

    garycotman Newcomer, in training

    Hi Dvd Burner Is Your Slave And The Other One Master You All So Need A Burning Software I Use Nero 6 Ok Hope This Helps You Out
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