Has anyone tried or heard of such?
That is having 4 DVD readers and 4 DVD writers hooked up to the same PC.
For the pourpose of making fast copies of different DVD’s. To copy 4 different DVD’s to 4 different DVD-/+R On-The-Fly at 8x-12x speed.
I have about 900 copies of DVD mov(cough)… stuff. Storing this on hard drive would requier 4-5 terrabytes of space, which would be too expensive, and I would have to upgrade every month to acomodate new (cough) stuff that arrives (about 30-40 new dvd’s every week). So for simplicity I store tham on DVD-r’s.
Every now and then I have to make copies of a lot of them (~100-300/week).
My setup used to be 2 readers and 2 writers, s I could use Alcohol 120% to copy 2 different disks on the fly at once at 4x speed. So it took me 13 hours of continuos burning to get 100 disks ready. Now switching to 8x speed would lessen the time take by half = 7~8 hours, but doubling the readers/writers would split even that in half = 3.5~4 hours for 100 DVD-r’s.
Yes multiply PC’s would work, but its a lot of expense, also the hasle of extra monitors or monitor switches.
So my question is, do you think is possible to us one PC with 8 DVD drives burning 4 DVD’s on the fly 8x speed silmutaniosly??? Do you thing it would work??? Can system bandwith handle the flow of data on the PCI bus or what ever??? What about processor, can it deal with this???
What do you guys think??
P.S: excuse my spelling please!