The other has an interface card?! So it fits into a sound card? (That is a tertiary port right guys?)
Windows will not see the other port off of the sound card (at least not without the right soundcard drivers.) And a lot of these older CDROMs have proprietary pin-outs so they cannot just be "slaved" off the IDE. You may be better off just spending the $35 to get a new CDROM.
I'm wondering if this is the right thing to do. Followed instrustions according to a CDRW manual and am having my hardisk on the Primary IDE (set as master), on the Secondary IDE I have the Creative 6424CDRW set as master along with a Creative iNFRA 36oo (24X) set as slave. Have been burning CDs with this configuration ever since. Not really sure if it's burning fast enough (sometimes I get 4X write speed and even 2X at times) but nonetheless I'm satisfied with the copies I get. Is it true that having both the CD Drives on the same IDE bus reduces speed of file transfer? A friend suggested that I put the normal CD drive on Primary (slave) and leave the CDRW on Secondary IDE (master) in order to increase burning capability.
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[This message has been edited by clock (edited 04-25-2000).]