NEED Help from the Experts Here to review my thinking…
Searched the forum and have not run across exactly what I’m looking for in the following questions, if there is and I have overlooked can someone please post the link?
Currently have a CoreDuo 2 E6400 with 2Gb of Ram with two SATA 1.0 200Gb Drives in a set to be 400Gb.
I have installed a Silicon Image 680 with the IDE non-RAID BIOS and attached four DVD Drives as follows:
Silicon Image 680 Controller
Primary Controller: Sony DRU-830A Master / Sony DRU-830A Slave
Secondary Controller: Pioneer DVR-111D Master / Pioneer DVR-111D Slave
I do Video Editing and have the need at times to produce four copies for customer final projects.
Using Nero 7 and trying to duplicate to all four drives at the same time at either 16x, 12x or 8x takes at least 45 to 55 minutes!!!
I’m unable to see how things are over-subscribed here…
Let’s take 12X (16Meg) for example, let’s say the SATA drive is pushing four copies, one for each DVD drive, that’s 64Meg, SATA should be able to handle this requirement.
Each Drive is receiving 16Meg to the same PCI controller, that again only being 64Meg to that PCI card, PCI should be able to handle this correct?
I looked at the DMA settings for the drives under the Silicon controller, it shows the Sony’s at “Multi-Word DMA Mode 2”, the Pioneer’s show up as “Ultra DMA Mode 4”. DMA Mode 2 should still support the 12x copying?
From what I have seen on the forum, the Sony’s should be able to support DMA Mode 4 as well. The controller does not give me any option to change, is there another way?
What am I missing here, Will Nero 7 not support what I’m trying to do or do I need to look at another controller?
Thanks for any input!