Installing new dvd writer: help

By spaztic24
Jan 10, 2008
  1. I installed a Pioneer DVR 1810 writer in my second bay.
    Now neither one of my drives work. I'm trying too install the Nero 7 and neither one will read it. Was I suppose too take out the old one first and then put the new one in? Help please.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Check the switch (jumper) on back of DVD drive(s) are set to CS - Cable Select
  3. spaztic24

    spaztic24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks kimsland, switch to CS both works great.
    Don't know what I'd do without your help.
    Thanks again
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    i find CS goofy
    use slave for one of them and master for the other
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,459   +1,759

    Not that it matters to anyone but....

    I think all Intel boards are Cable Select.
  6. ShipMaster

    ShipMaster TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Cable Select is good, but I thought that if Master and Slave you got some speed increase?
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Nope, they updated all hardware a few years ago. CS is now the fastest and the norm

    On a really old computer, go Master then Slave
  8. DeepMartin

    DeepMartin TS Rookie Posts: 54

    i have my dvd and cdrw on CS since it said atapi not compatible

    i have them plugged in the cable as mobo/dvd/cd
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    right now the only board I have using ide is an hp clone with master slave setup
    You would assume a newer board user would not even use ide but sata
    best thing is ,for HDD ,try one method then switch ,use what ever is faster
    as for optical drives I don't think it matters as long as you know witch one is master for booting purposes
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