HELP..need info! adding another hard drive 4 audio....

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Member Since: May 16, 2004

I currently have a WD 120gig 72000rpm hdd. I need to have another one to my PC for audio only. The problem is I'm not quite sure how to configure it with the IDE connections for best use. I really appreciate any and all thoughts on this!
AMD 2500xp/windows xp/abit nf7-s(MB) and 1gig RAM

Existing IDE set up:
Primary IDE:(MASTER) 120gig 72000 WD hdd.

Secondary IDE:(MASTER) dvd player/cd burner
: (SLAVE) cd-ROM drive


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

May 28, 2004 11:09 am

set it up as the slave on your primary bus...

Actually, I'd make the second hard drive secandary master and move DVD to primary slave.

Freeleance Producer/Engineer/Gtr
Since: Aug 11, 2002

May 28, 2004 02:05 pm

yeah... what dB said last.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

May 28, 2004 10:05 pm

Do yourself a favor and spend $25.00 on a pull out tray for the thing. They fill up fast. Easy way to keep your music stored and organized!

The fat one always watches us.
Since: Nov 08, 2002

May 29, 2004 04:38 pm


Since: May 16, 2004

Jun 04, 2004 09:49 am

How do I set the jumpers on the on dB's last config?

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 04, 2004 09:52 am

Drive 0:
Main HD master
DVD slave

Drive 1:
Second HD master
CDRom slave

Personally, I am hip on Walt idea of the secondary drive being in a pullout bay...that comes in really handy sometimes!

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jun 05, 2004 09:30 pm

I third the motion for removable drive bays. I should though seeing as I use 3 of them. After awhile you may find yourself running out of space and needing to swap out a drive or add more. I have been using swap bays for over 6 years now and love the things. It really is a handy little item. Only word of caution is to make sure you buy a bay with a cooling fan in the back end of it, and make sure you can get the pull outs without having to buy an entire new bay. Some of them dont sell the drawers without the dock.

Since: May 16, 2004

Jun 09, 2004 11:23 am


Got a seagate 120gig/7200 ata 100 drive-nice n quiet for the second(Audio Drive).

latency has improved trmendously! I highly suggest a 2nd drive. I can see how a removable drive bays can be necessary...

One question though. I didn't partition the new drive, well actually it's one big partition..Does that reall make much of a difference??

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