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Old Nov 14, 2002, 10:45 AM
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Default Installing a Pioneer 105 and Burning a PS2 Game..Advice Needed Please

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Hi , I have a Pioneer DVR-105 DVD-RW arriving tomorrow, and i need some setup advice, Ok here goes

1. Should i set the Pioneer up as Master on IDE2 and connect my CDRW to IDE1 (same as my HD) as slave..? Or would it be ok to put both CD drives on IDE2 as long as the pioneer is set to master..?

2. I am running Windows XP, but the HD is FAT32 , Do i really need to convert it to NTFS..?

3. My HD is patitioned into 3 sections , a 5GB for XP and 2 x 35GB Partitions, If i convert to NTFS would i need to convert all three partitions..?

Thanks for any advice,

It is very much appreciated
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Old Nov 14, 2002, 10:52 AM
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you can use Primo dvd (prassi) with the engine update, which will break an image into 2 gig files, so you wont need to convert to NTSF (fat32 will be o..k.)

i am running win 98 se, and i havent had any problems yet

as far as i know - its best to have the DVD burner on its own IDE cable, its suppose to help (soo i have been told)
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Old Nov 14, 2002, 11:02 AM
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Set the drive on IDE2 as master. Don't daisy chain it with any other cd drive. Convert your FAT32 to NTFS. Do that to all three of your partitions. Get PartitionMagic to do it because it will convert your drives to NTFS without losing any of the data. The reason for NTFS is because FAT32 only allows a single file to be up to 4GB in size. Since 99% of PS2 DVD games are over 4GB, saving an image of it on a FAT32 drive is not an option. NTFS does not have this limitation, plus it is a more secure file system and much more stable for your HD. Remeber NTFS cannot read FAT32 and vice versa. That is why you must do all your partitions.

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Old Nov 14, 2002, 11:03 AM
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Thanks a lot Bleepster , Cant wait for it to arrive so i can have a play

Would it slow down either my HD Or CDRW if i connected them both to IDE1..?

I might just try putting both Drives on IDE2 (Pioneer as master) as long as i dont access the slave while the master is burning then i image everything should be ok

Thanks for the help
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Old Nov 14, 2002, 11:05 AM
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Put the drive alone on it's own IDE. You will run into problems while burning. Trust me this has happened to me before. Leave the drive on it's own IDE.
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Old Nov 14, 2002, 11:05 AM
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Thanks JammHU , a quick question , Would converting to NTFS affect performance in anyway..? I do play a few games

Ok I will take your advice and put the pioneer on IDE 2 as master and daisy chain the CDRW with the HD on IDE 1
 

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