Sata HD and CD/DVD Burning

By Rickman45
Feb 3, 2008
  1. Looking for the best configuration on connecting up my new Motherboard, I am using
    a new SATA Hard drive and I have a 2 channel IDE ports available,
    I am using 2 Sony burners, one is a CD-R burner and the other is a DVD burner,
    should I connect them to the first channel and make one master and the other slave?
    on the IDE 1.
    Or make the both Master and connect one burner to each IDE port?
    Has any one ever had any after run errors or burning problems?

    Looking for some advice from anyone who has fiqured this out.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I would use both as Master, on different ATA cables.
    But actually I don't think there's much difference either way, these days.
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    I have an old system 3 or 4 years old that has both on the same cable and have never had any problems with either drive.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    It would make sense to put them on their own cables if you plan on burning on both drives at the same time, or burning a cd and watching a dvd. If you aren't planning on doing that then there is no reason to split them up.

    If you put them on seperate cables then you have 1 more 18" (probably) IDE cable in your case screwing with your airflow.
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