ah, ic. in that case, the MS database , iamnotageek, and lot of ppl on the internet must be confused. can i please have a link that explains what u have posted please Kane? i wud like to stop this confusion from spreading further :cuss2:There is also the one about the IDE chain runs as fast as the master device on it. IIRC this also changed a few years back so the chain runs at the top speed of the device it is accessing.
However, there is a bottleneck from 2 devices on hte same chain. Only one device can be accessed at a time. You can't read from one while writing to the other. It's taking turns. A slow device will slow this down as a result as the faster device is waiting for it's turn.