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By BJGT1 ·
CAN I INSTALL ANOTHER HARD DRIVE FOR MY CD-RW AND HAVE IT SET TO A MASTER AND SET THE CD-RW AS A SLAVE?.WOULD I HAVE TO GET A FASTER CHIP TO MAKE UP FOR HAVING TWO HARD DRIVES.AND WOULD I NEED MORE MEMORY.

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by gza In reply to EXTRA HARD DRIVE

Depending on the use of the hard drive, it would probably be best to set the second hard drive to be slave on your primary IDE channel. This way if you are writing files from either hard drive to CD, data transfer happens from one IDE channel to theother and not over the same IDE channel, which could in some cases cause you to burn coasters.

It should not be necessary to upgrade your CPU or memory for using the new hard drive, but you might want to check if you PSU (power supply unit) can handle all the devices.

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by opatzg In reply to EXTRA HARD DRIVE

I'ld agree with gary,the real advantage of more memory depends on your operating system. If your using NT or XP, more is better. If your using ME or 9x, then 384 (511) is your limit due to operating system errors with 512 or more. You will run into problems when burning from the same ide controller unless you drop the burn rate down to around 4X or less. Faster cpu's are nice but if you start putting to much into to it you may be better off looking into a newer pc, a lot of nice deals out there. good luck!

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by Alpha-Male In reply to EXTRA HARD DRIVE

You will not need extra memory for this or a faster CPU. In fact, having the extra drive can actually improve performance (depending on how you set it up).

I would recommend that you set the harddrives on your Primary IDE Controller as master andslave and have the CD drive (s) on the secondary controller for the best performance.

Good luck...hope this helps!

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by drinkin and thinkin In reply to EXTRA HARD DRIVE

Most CD-RWs need to be set as master to work properly.

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by colin_mendonca In reply to EXTRA HARD DRIVE

you can definitely install another hard disk and have it set to master whereas the cd-rw as slave.
you do not need a faster chip since your pc could accomodate upto four harddisks(without cd-rom & 3 with cd-rom)if it is an IDE drive but with SCSI it is 8 without cd-rom & 7 with cd-rom.

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