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Does it matter if CDROM is slave or master when it is on the same IDE cable with a hard disk?

Does it matter if CDROM is slave or master when it is on the same IDE cable with a hard disk?

Is there any performance advantages when the hard disk is the master or it doesn't matter?

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"You will have to set the CDROM as the slave.

This thread has exactly this question. One of the post asserts that setting the CDROM as master will cause the hard drive to operate slowly.

Though this post from 2004 states:

The CD ROM drive should be on the secondary channel, jumpered as master. Windows does not work well with a hard drive and CD ROM drive on the same channel on the same ribbon cable

Though things could have moved on since then,"