View Full Version : ATA Speeds>>how does it work if??

03-01-2002, 07:07 PM
If you have an ATA 66 device and a ATA 33 device on the same channel will the 66 device slow down to the speed of the slowest device or do they all operate independently EG: ATA 66 Hard drive and a ATA 33 CD Rom or Zip Drive on the same channel.


03-01-2002, 08:14 PM
Answer to that. Yes it does slow the device down.

03-01-2002, 10:59 PM
I thought that would be the case. OH well back to the parallel zip again

05-01-2002, 05:40 PM
Hello Tazzie,

Have a look at the following link, it explains what you ask in very good detail and should clarify thing for you.

As I have said in the past all things being equal, the best way to set your PC up is,with the components that perform the most crucial tasks for you, given the highest priority in the order of things, if you follow this rule you won't go far wrong.