I have a dual Xeon P4 2.4ghz rig. Currently, all 4 of my onboard IDE channels are filled with Western Digital 120GB Special Edition drives.
I have onboard scsi, with a Pioneer DVD rom drive, Yamaha 16x burner and a 73gb drive. I also have a firewire external Lite-On 24x burner (Creative crap).
I’d like a new 48 speed burner to replace the firewire Lite-On (after a year it’s giving me fits, and for the first time locking up mid burn). The new Yamaha F1 SCSI drive is considerably more expensive than the new Lite-On IDE drives … I’d love to buy a new 48x LiteOn IDE drive for $60 and pop it right in, but I don’t have an open IDE channel.
And I understand if I use a Maxtor ATA/133 controller, the drive won’t be DMA enabled, is that true?
If the Yamaha F1 really worth the added $150 ($215.00 on pricewatch)? I understand it can make some better audio cds, and the disc t@2 stuff is neat, but I just want a cheap, fast burner with Mt. Ranier support that supports all the Clone CD modes.
Suggestions appreciated… thanks!