View Full Version : QWIK REPLY PLS!! installing a cd writer when there is already a cd rom

02-01-2003, 07:05 PM
hello folkz, jus wondering when installing a cd writer in a pc which already has a cd rom..does the wire thats connected to the cd writer connect to the cd rom thats already installed and then the "slave/master" switches have to be appropriately switched is that right..?.please a qwik answer would be much appresh!

02-01-2003, 07:18 PM
Yeah that sounds right or you could also plug it onto the ide cable going to your hard drive. Just get the jumpers right.
Not sure which way is the best for speed thou........

02-01-2003, 07:44 PM
Don't put your writer on the same channel as your hard drive!! If you need to, chain it to the cd-rom... make sure your cd-rom is set to slave, and writer is set to master.

Windows will auto detect, and from there just make sure DMA is enabled and you'll be sweet!