Mixing HDD and DVD on the same IDE channel.
I've always been led to believe that this is not a good idea as the optical drives drags down the performance of the HDD. I'm putting together a new video editor and don't want to lose my 320GB IDE drive. I can't find a suitable MOBO with two IDE channels. I want a separate drive for the data and thought to get a 500GB SATA drive for the data and use the 320GB IDE for OS and applications.
If my DVD burner is on the same IDE channel as the 320GB HDD is this going to be a problem. If I'm burning disks the data will be transferred from the SATA drive.