A lot of dvd writers in a single computer

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#1

How is it possible to attach more then 4 dvds writers in a single computer with 2 IDEs channels? Is there any hardware to solve this problem?

My computer doesn’t have SATA channels.


#2

You could use PCI controller cards, but I’m not sure whether the performance would be satisfying at all.


#3

I had 10 before: 8 on two PCI controller cards and 2 on an IDE channel, would’ve had 2 more had the case supported 12. :smiley:


#4

What controllers did you use? I’m interested too :slight_smile:


#5

I’m using Silicon Image 680A-based PCI controllers. It doesn’t matter if it’s RAID or non-RAID controllers, since I’ve been able to flash a non-RAID BIOS onto a RAID card. I tried ITE 8212F RAID & non-RAID controllers before, but neither worked properly with my NF3- and NF4-based motherboards.


#6

Thanks for the info :slight_smile:


#7

In addition to SATA/PATA add-on cards, there’s always the option to buy an external enclosure for whichever drive you want to add and connect via USB/eSATA.