SATA II HDD - Does IDE Channel Master/Slave matter?
Basically all my HDD are SATA II, with one DVD-ROM drive on IDE. In BIOS, does it matter what IDE Channels or Master/Slave they are set to, or as long as the BIOS/OS Device Manager can detect it then everything is OK?
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64) CPU Core i7 920 Motherboard Intel X58 Memory 6 x 2GB Corsair XMS3 Graphics Card CF HD4890 Sound Card Asus Xonar Monitor(s) Displays Dell 2408WFP Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
Keyboard Razer Lycosa/N52te Mouse Razer Lachesis PSU Corsair HX1000W Case Antec 1200 Hard Drives 2 x 150GB WDC Velociraptors (Raid 0)
1 x 1TB Seagate
1 x 1.5TB Seagate
It shouldn't matter. If you don't use CS (cable select) and jumper it as master or slave just make sure you plug it into the correct connector on the IDE cable.
I jumpered mine to CS and plugged it into the master end of the IDE cable. Its mounted in top most bay of my case. I did it this way so if I ever decide to add a second optical drive it will be as easy as possible.
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SATA II HDD - Does IDE Channel Master/Slave matter? problems?