I am choosing an external dvd writer and Hard disk (or internal ones on external enclosures), and a pc-card adpter, and trying to find out the best devices and connection to allow real 16x dvd burn.
Lately, in addition to the firewire vs. usb stuff, I was occupied in a SATA vs. firewire stuff.
I felt quite tired and confused, and scared about prices more and more high!
Then I felt that maybe I was falling into the trick of “wow, it is faster, buy it!”, while I had to understand what I really needed .
So, I understood what I had to ask in the forum
- which is the sustained data transfer that the HD must provide to allow a real 16x dvd burn or near it? The same of the burner? The double or triple of it?
- which kind of HD rpm (5400, 7200, 10000) provides such speed? Or which access time…
- Which kind of connection (Usb2, firewire, firewire2, SATA, SATA2) must have the writer and/or the HD to REALLY allow the needed data transfer, considering my system (notebook dell inspiron 7500 with 512 of ram, pentium III 750mhz and Win XP Pro sp2), and that I will connect both devices at same time on the pc-card adapter?
- practically, concretely, which would be for my system the problems using two devices at same time in Usb2 instead of firewire or SATA? No one? Just few minutes more in burning? Not being able to do anything else when burning? Or something more serious? How realy Usb complicate things?
I am happy, i feel that now I will have the right elements to choose well.