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definitely don't run your harddrive on the same ide channel as optical drives. i've always had that rule of thumb.

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the motherboard I have supports two IDE's, so one is for the optical drive and the other is for the two hard drives

thanks again for the suggestions

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definitely don't run your harddrive on the same ide channel as optical drives. i've always had that rule of thumb.

Ideally you'd only have a single device on either channel, but yes, optical drives mixed with hard drives is generally not a great idea.

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My old computer before it crapped out was using IDE on the mobo. So I figured I might as well just save some money and just use the old HDs and buy a mobo that supports 2 IDEs. The 300 gig HD is only a year old, so it seemed like a waste to buy SATA at the time. The optical and the HDs are on seperate ribbons and I made sure the mobo I bought had 2 IDEs placements, one for HDs and one for the optical drive.

 

EDIT: I thought the SATA optical drive was more expensive and didn't check newegg >< I'm gonna return the IDE drive and buy a SATA one.

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SATA DVD+-RW drives can be had for around 40$ on the egg, just bought my grandfather one :)

 

They are reasonably priced

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