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Install a slot-loading DVD drive in the iBook G3
Authored by: paulsomm on Apr 11, '06 10:15:22AM

I'd be curious at how your harddrive response is, especially when burning CDs/DVDs. One of the biggest issues with IDE drive chaining (as opposed to SCSI or FireWire or SATA) is that the first device (the Master) can be a speed limiting factor for the secondary device. this is why computer manufacturers always make the harddrive primary and the optical drive secondary or, in Apple's case, more preferred is the harddrive primary on its own bus and the optical drive primary on a second bus.

I'd imagine since these ibooks only have one IDE bus and the slot-loading drives are hard-set to "Master" that this is why apple doesn't officially support it.



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