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Re: New IDE drive dramatically slow system?

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 01:17:06PM +1000, Joyce, Matthew wrote:
> Then we were wondering wether the controller on the master drive did the
> controlling for both the master and the slave.  I don't mean the ide
> interface on the pc, but the circuitry on the drive.
> Does anyone know if this is true ?

It isn't. "Master" and "slave" are misleading terms; the slave drive
is in no way subsidiary to tme master. "Drive 0" and "Drive 1" would
be better terms, as the two drives have equal status. Indeed, it's
perfectly possible to have a slave with no master.


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