I know you said this doesn't make a difference in it's function... but just a word to the wise, never, ever, ever, ever slave your hard drive to anything else (unless it's another hard drive).
It's bad mojo. It won't really harm the drive in any way, but it will greatly reduce it's performance.
Also, it's not a good idea to have anything but another hard drive, on the same channel as a hard drive. It could also negatively affect the performance.
As a rule of thumb, I always put my hard drive(s) on ide1, and my cd(s)/dvd(s) on ide2.
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