[quote=imkidd57;2017259]No-one’s doing this because it may not be worth it timewise. With the older computers and slow bus/HDD/PATA datapaths it will probably be just as quick to burn them one at a time (as you are finding out).
You can do the maths with data transfer rates etc but so many factors like disk fragmentation, system memory to support these multiple program instances, and different drive firmwares can compromise the theoretical assessment. I bet you that one 16x burner can do three 16x discs one after the other in less time than three 16x burners can do three discs simultaneously ;)[/quote]
So if someone bought the latest top of the line Quad Core Processor, and had 3 Gigs of Ram, and using the fastest hard drives would it be able to support it?
It’s very expensive for me running 4 machines to do one task. It would be cheaper if I spent $1000 on a new computer with those specs then it would be in monthly power use, hardware upgrades, etc.