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Master or Slave? What to pick...?

I have a DVD-ROM Drive and a DVD-Writer. I do not know which to set as slave and which as master. I do not know which my motherboard reconmmends because I lost my manual. I have also read something about putting the DVD-Writer on the same cable as my hard drive...

Please give me your suggestions,

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C drive/ master primary ide
dvd rom/ slave primary ide
DVD burner/ master secondary ide
xtra hard drive/ slave secondary ide

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okay, i'll try that... my current setup seems to have a lot of problems:
cdrive/ master primary ide
dvd burner/master secondary ide
dvd rom/slave secondary ide

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