Ide cable using 2 drives

By Melei
Mar 25, 2007
  1. I'm using my hard drive, and my cd optical drive using the same IDE cable, will this effect the performance? If so, how much? I'm using my new asus p5b board and it only has one IDE slot...thanks
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

  3. Melei

    Melei TS Rookie Topic Starter

    If I'm not using my hard drive at the same time I'm say, running a game on my dvd drive, will there be any slower a connection than normal between the dvd drive and the computer?, or will there be a significant drop?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No. And besides, DVD media is so slow that the IDE interface is no real bottleneck even if you were using the hard drive..
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