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Re: New box

On mar, 2007-02-20 at 19:15 +0000, fmccormick@videotron.ca wrote:
> I know this is OT, but I am running Debian Etch  -
> I picked up a new computer last light - 2.4 ghz with a dual core
> processor....put my hd from my old machine in it...and WOW! I thought
> Etch was fast before on my 450mhz P3.
> This however is just the lead in to a question I am hoping the gurus
> here can answer.The computer came with an LG DVD player - but I'd like
> to install my CD burner in as well. Etch recognizes the DVD drive
> as /dev/hdd. Question is [OT alert] should I make the CD burner the
> slave to the DVD, or should I make it the slave to the HD? The Intel
> board only has two IDE connectors or is there a better way ?? Sorry
> guys definitely OT for this list.
> Thanks

> ---Frank McCormick---
> ------Montreal--------

You should definitely slave it to the DVD drive. Copying from CD to DVD
or vice versa should work fine, and reading a CD won't slow down the hd.

I have a laptop (Asus A6 series) with the DVD drive and the HD sharing
the same ide bus (HD is primary master and DVD is primary slave), when
reading/burning a DVD, HD acces is terribly slow (this come from the
fact that when a read command is issued to a IDE device, this device
will claim the bus until the request completes, and as you know CD/DVD
reading is very slow compared to HD).


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