Slow if share IDE port between HDD and CD-ROM ?

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Are the following true for my PC (2 years old with 2 IDE ports and no  
SATA) and it runs WinXP:

"...make sure that your CD-ROM drive isn't on the same IDE channel as  
your hard drive.  Sharing of IDE channels can dramatically slow down  
CD-ROM and hard disk access."

"Make sure your hard drive is not connected to the same IDE port as  
your CD/DVD-ROM. Each IDE port is programmed to operate at the slower  
of the two devices on the port, so you could be slowing down access  
to your primary hard drive by leaving a CD-ROM on the same channel.  
Put your CD/DVD-ROM on the Secondary IDE port."


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