I have a machine with 3 burners (all LG new model GH22NP20, IDE UDMA 4) and 1 HD (IDE UDMA 5) + Windows XP + Nero 9. I’ve seen 2 problems that i would like to solve:
It cannot handle well (burn time takes too long) more than one device per IDE channel. So i can only use two burners effectively. How to use all three devices effectively? My machine is relatively recent (maybe 2005, something like athlon 1.8GHz with 512MB RAM) so it seems a configuration or software issue, not primarily hardware. I could increase the RAM, but my test merely consisted of 20mins of wav files so it shouldn’t have needed gigabytes of RAM either…
In several circumstances, it seems to access only one CD drive at a time (ie for checking CD, or ejecting). It even seemed like for the two drives sharing a IDE channel, the light would never turn on on both at the same time durning burn time (showing that maybe it was even burning one at a time and switching from one to the other). I’d like the machine to access all drives at the same time, both for burning and other actions.
If it’s OS limitations, i’d be willing to entertain other OS suggestions that would get the job done.
With these two problems, i’ve found multiple burners to be an incredible disappointment and NOT worth it.