I am curious if anyone has tried to rip, encode, or burn two movies at the same time on the same machine? For the situation below, assume these are orginal dvd-video dual layer discs and that they are different titles.
I am thinking since I have a dvd-rom and a dvd-burner, theoretically I could rip two completely separate movies at the same time. A 7200rpm hard drive is capable of > 44MB/s read/write speeds. Since most dvd-roms and burners top out at about 5-7x speed for ripping(7-10MB/s) theoretically once should be able to rip two movies at the same time to the same hard drive and still have a bandwidth of less than the 44MB hard drive threshhold.
The encoding would probably be a different story though since this is more linearly dependent on the processor speed so I don’t think you would gain any time here.
The burning though, could fall under the same category as the ripping. (For arguments sake, say the max you can reliably burn at is 8x speed). In theory if you had two burners both maxed out at 8x speed(2x 11.25MB/s = 22.5MB/s) you are still way under the read speed of the hard drives.
So the original question again. Has anyone tried ripping or burning two (different) movies at the same time?