Master and Slave

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sammyman, May 18, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 12" powerbook combo, and wondered what the hard drive is set to and what the combo drive is set to? Are they the same as the 12" superdrive models?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Well the system profiler on my PB 12" shows 2x ATA buses with the combo drive on one, and the HD on the other. I would presume that both drives are set as masters, but am not prepared to dismantle my PB to check. I see no reason why the superdrive models would be any different.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that both drives can be set to master.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    kgarner

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    They can because they are each on their own bus. If they shared the same bus, then no they couldn't.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    If they are different IDE busses they can be. You can have a master and a slave on each
     

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