I have an older western digital udma 33 5400rpm 13 gig hard drive as my master. I have a Maxtor ata 66 7200 rpm 30 gig as the slave. They are plugged into IDE 3 for ata 33,66, and 100. ( they do not recommend cd rom devices on ide 3 and 4.) they are running in mode 4 with 5 being the highest for ata 100.According to my mobo book you can hook up legacy drives to the ata 100 ide's and it will boost performance up to 99mb/sec. I ran a few benchmarks and it was cruising along @ 90 mb/sec in the test.
While on the subject of hard drives. Larry, if I get another ata 66 7200 rpm 30 gig from Maxtor can I run this in raid configuration?? Abit book doesnt really say ( just says 100).I was thinking since the 66 uses the same ide cable as 100 it would work. I have heard from many people that the ata 100's have very little performance increases from the 66's. I would rather get 1 66 than 2 100's.
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