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Controller choices. . .

My system, Shuttle main board, AMD 2400+ XP 2 Gig processor, 512 Meg RAM, Win-XP. System running perfectly.

I have two HDs and two optical drives, CD-RW and DVD-RW. I currently have the HDs on the primary controller and the optical drives on the secondary controller. I think I read somewhere that the preferred method is to have a HD and an optical on one controller and another HD and optical on the other controller.

Is there a difference?

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Pure WAG but twould seem that if one

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wants to transfer files to/from a CD whatever twould be best to be on different controllers. Maybe that's why your system is working just fine. LOL

I assume that you don't also have a RAID controller on the mobo.

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Re: Pure WAG but twould seem that if one

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Had a RAID PCI card once. It was a PITA. I now have another PCI card that I used when I had third optical drive. But didn't use it that much so I pulled it.

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Just wondering. I have an Asus mobo

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with an onboard Promise controller that supports RAID, ATA, ATAPI drives. I have four drives like you but they are all the Master on their own cable. Kind of handy.

I use round cables with only two connectors [mobo and a drive] to keep the clutter down.

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