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RE: filmscanners: Best solution for HD and images



At 12:35 AM 14/11/01 -0600, you wrote:
>>With two disks, you would be correct; but in this case, the two disks are
>>going to act as one, so both must be set to be masters.
>
>Right, but they are on separate IDE channels (channels 3 & 4) if I am
>understanding things correctly which is what lets them read and right
>simultaneously in parallel which is not the case if they were both on the
>same channel.  I also do not think it is possible to have to master drives
>on the same channel so you cannot have the jumpers on both drives set for
>master drive if they are connected to the same cable and channel.  The same
>RAID array using two IDE channels maybe.  Am I understanding things
>correctly?
>
>

I think if you are using two drives on each channel you'd need to set all
four to cable select?

I have a two-drive Raid-0 setup on ports 3 & 4, attached to the end
connectors on UDMA cables and that's how they're configured -- if I add two
more drives configured the same way they'll be attached to the intermediate
connectors.

The raid controller should then recognise them as a single drive just as it
does the primaries.

I'm also of the opinion that two drives set to master on the same cable
would conflict -- that's what cable select (not recommended for
conventional IDE setups, BTW) is all about.

Charles




 




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