Just wanted you guys to know and especially Bob that I was able to backup reliably 2 data discs at once. I backed up nearly 100 GB worth of video and sound and they all burned just fine. I had to use Imgburn since the others can’t even compare. I was getting around 12-14x speed on both drives that I was using which are Lite Ons 20A1S. All data was on one HDD since it is my only HDD in my system. It is a Maxtor 3.0Gb/sec SATA HDD. I think the issue might be when I start each disc. If I wait until one disc starts burning to do the other, it seems to work better. I am going to try 3 discs again here soon and use the same technique. My first try, they all burned but the Pioneer IDE drive failed the verification phase. If I remember, they all burned around 8-10x at the time.
Here are my system specs:
Abit-USA AW9D-MAX BIOS REV. 3
Intel QX6700 Quad CPU 4 x 2.66GHZ
4GB Corsair CAS 5 RAM DDR2 800
Maxtor 6h500F0 500GB HDD SATA 3.0Gb/sec RAID supported
2x Liteon LH-20A1S 9L08
1x Pioneer DVR-112D 1.21
The system was built by me.
I really think the major issue, in my case, is a software limitation. Being a low level programmer, I don’t see a problem with a HDD keeping up with the data rate required. A HDD is much faster and responsive than a DVD drive and the bus is capable of transporting the required amount of data. But I will post back results from 3 burns at the same time. I would probably get better results if I used a single image file for each since it would mean less HDD access. I will take some screen shots and post it here of what happens.