migya wrote:I stil don't know how to get my CD Burner and DVD Burner to work together. Pretty sure I can't connect them together on the same wires, even though there are enough wires to hook them both up, it just doesn't seem to work well as both of them become unuseable. Also, don't know how to change the "Master", "Slave" settings as when I try to go into it and do it at start up, there is no key to press to change those settings as far as I can see so I'm lost with that
You can connect them both to the same wire. That's why you have to configure those settings. It's explained in the installation manual of each device.
Also, it's not a key, but a jumper you have to change. Check this link, where it's pretty well explained. You'll learn more with a picture than with anything I might say:http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6603_7-5118840-4.html
First you have to ask yourself why do I want both Drives at the same time? If it's because you want to copy Discs "on the fly" (which is always a bad idea because of possible data loss) than you'd want your DVD burner to be set as a master on your primary ide channel (it's labeled on the motherboard) and the CD burner set to master on your second channel. To set master/slave settings you have 2 options:
1. Use the jumper settings on the back of the drives (there'll be a diagram on the drive itself explaining how to do this) and set them to CS (cable select) than use a IDE ribbon that has 3 connectors on it (the connectors should be labeled - CPU, MASTER, SLAVE).
2. Or I recommend just manually setting the jumper settings on the drive both to MS or Master, then it wont matter how you connect the ribbons as long as the drives are on separate channels and the other drives (if any ie - HDDs, Zip, ect.) are set to slaves.
BUT... You should have to use both drive because you DVD burner should do everything that your CD burner does and then some. so I'd recommend removing the CD Burner and just adding another HDD if you want more storage.
ALWAYS Have your DVD Burner set as your master on your primary IDE channel regardless of what the configuration. Plus don't forget to make sure all your drives (HDDs, CD, DVD, Ect) are set to DMA or Ultra DMA - to do this goto device manager goto the drive's properties and it should be in there somewhere.
Hope this helps, if you have further problems or questions than just ask.