LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-04-2002, 06:54 AM   #1
michap
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
IDE channels


Ok, I'm going to get my new computer any day now...
How should I connect my Ide devices?
I'm going to have 2 hard drives, 1 DVD and one CD-burner.
I've reed somewhere that if you want to copy a cd directly (not via hd) the cd-player and the cd-burner should not be on the same channel. On the other hand; putting a cd/dvd on the same channel as a hd could lower the performance of the hd. True?
And if I put the dvd and the burner on the same channel, which one should be master?
So what setup would you recommend? Should I even get a extra card to get more ide channels? I might need it anyway, sooner or later...

Planning to install a dual boot between Mandrake 9 and Win (2000 or Xp).
The machine will be a P4 2.53Ghz/512Mb.

/Michap
 
Old 11-04-2002, 07:10 AM   #2
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Cornwall, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,345

Rep: Reputation: 57
I had to toy with (a similar situation to) this, myself, when I was building my machine. I actually got around this by getting myself a PCI-IDE card so that I could have all my devices as their own master on their own channel. I, however, didn't have 2 harddisks, but I had an Atapi ZIP drive. If, however, this is not an option then I would have the 2 harddisks together and the two CD devices together. You have to ask yourself: would you rather you have 1 slow harddive and the ability to copy CDs on the fly, or would you rather have to make CD images but have two harddisk that run at their super-quick speed?
 
Old 11-04-2002, 07:23 AM   #3
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,415

Rep: Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968Reputation: 1968
i went for a ide card as well, great investment. but then i end up finding devices to fill it up with, which is daft, but never mind...
 
Old 11-04-2002, 07:49 PM   #4
Electro
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 6,042

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
The speed won't slow down if you place the DVD or CD-R on the same channel of the hard drive. I have a ZIP-100 drive on the same channel as my hard drive. It doesn't slow the hard drive down a bit. If you are worry then find DVD or CD-R that can handle UDMA66 and PIO 4. Hard drives that are ATA100 or ATA133 will not come close to those specs. Serial ATA fixes this problem and many others that parallel ATA has. Serial ATA controllers cost over US $100. The only hard drive manufacture that I know have Serial ATA connector is Maxtor, but only on certain models. You may want to wait for Serial ATA comes down in cost and popularity goes up.

Use 80 pin IDE cables that are 18 inches or 45.72 cm in length. If you are able to buy round IDE cable. Get ones with shielding.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dual boot on both ide channels deucedlt Linux - Newbie 2 12-09-2004 11:44 PM
Problem - IDE channels not independent cracauer Linux - Hardware 2 11-23-2004 05:54 PM
RH9 &9.0 Benq CDRW 4012a IDE + IDE CDROM - Install - how to cgtueno Linux - Hardware 6 05-30-2004 03:43 PM
how2 make the kernel scan both PCI IDE and Mboard IDE channels? carboncopy Slackware 1 07-23-2003 04:26 PM
swappnig ide channels acid_kewpie Linux - General 1 09-08-2001 03:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration