Thank you all for your replies.
The only way I have been able to get full speed rips simultaneously was by ripping to seperate hard drives.
don't think you could rip 4 discs simultaneously to a single HDD at full speed though...unless maybe it was a RAIDed 15k SCSI array or something...
Yes, that's been my experience as well. Ripping even two DVD's to a single drive sends my poor drive into thrashing heaven. So I intend to rip my four DVDâ€™s to four separate drives, and make sense of my directory structure with ntfs junction points.
What drive model is connected to this one and what firmware version does the TX2 work with??
A lite-on 169ps. Using stock firmware on both.
Promise cards do not support optical drives under any circumstances.
It works for ripping when using single channel on the controller card. Doesn't work with two channels, but neither does by syaba sata card. Is there an IDE card that can handle TWO dvd drives?
Bottom line is that your PCI bus will not support the bandwidth needed for 4 rips at anything more than a snails pace
It's not as bad as you would think. A single 7.92 gb rip takes 17 minutes by itself (average 6.34x, top speed 8.44x). With four rips (of similar length) going to four separate drives its takes 19 minutes. This is with two hdd drives on a separate sata controller (shared with one dvd-rom drive), two hdd drives sharing a single ide ata/100 controller. This is all with stock liteon firmware. Hacked firmware tests come later, but I DO have a lot of used dvd's.
and each receiving HD on it's own IDE channel
That's what I intend with 4 separate esata drives. But my poor case ( a lian-li 2100) can't really take the heat. So I've run my tests with my current setup of 2 Seagate sata drives and two Seagate ide drives
I'll have an 8 port sonnet esata card and external rack soon to go with my 4 Hitachi 500gb sata drives, so I will report back.
Consult the IDE controller thread for what controllers will work with optical drives
Thanks, I did. I read every post. But it seems geared to burners. I'm trying to run 4 readers.
Again, appreciate all the responses. Please keep them coming. And tell me if you're interested in my further tests