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DVD-RW & DVD-ROM on same IDE chain?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by clueless1, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. clueless1

    clueless1 Member

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    Hi..
    I wanted the peoples opinion on this..
    will on the fly burns go faster if the source and burner are on two seperate IDE chains? I'm going to build a pc soley for the use of burning.. and i want to do on the fly burns rather then copying to the hdd, and i read that it's slow and not effeciant to have two optical drives on the same chain.. that true?
     
  2. drchips

    drchips Active member

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    Hiya clueless1,

    you are BEGGING for trouble if you put a reader and writer on the same IDE channel, and then try to copy on-the-fly...

    Please, let me persuade you to have the writer on ITS OWN CHANNEL.

    Please, DON'T do on-the-fly copying (even using seperate channels).

    OK, you may save a few minutes, but you run the GREATLY increased risk of creating faulty copies.

    Yeah, yeah, I know - there are going to be some people who will tell you that they have been doing on-the-fly copies for AGES and it has ALWAYS worked PERFECTLY and so on and so on....

    Read about media faults, burning faults with on-the-fly, buffer-protection that doesn't protect, and even on-the-fly copies that seem to burn ok and verify ok BUT DON'T WORK PROPERLY.

    Just my advice, you go the way you want to...

    Have Fun...
     
  3. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    just to add to drchips, you also cant burn on the fly if the source is an original (encrypted) dvd.
     

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