Optimal Hardware Configuration

vbimport

#1

I have an athlon 3000+ processor, with 1 gig of pc2700 ram. the motherboard is MSI k8n neo4 platinum. With one harddrive (partitioned into 3 partitions) on IDE1 (primary). Got a NEC 3520a on IDE2 (primary). Just got another NEC 3520a. Where should I hook the second burner to to get optimal performance? I want to be able to burn both writers at the same time if possible. If not, i can burn using one writer a then rest the other, then burn b and rest a, etc…
Thanks


#2

Put it as slave on your IDE 1…you will be able to copy on the fly if needed…


#3

If you’re asking the optimal configuration, then in my opinion, all drives (hard drives and optical drives) should be on seperate IDE channels. For example: HDD @sata or IDE controller, ODD1 @IDE0/master, ODD2 @IDE1/master.

roadworker suggestion above is good only for direct on the fly or diskcopy (without cache) and your second opt (burn-rest-burn-rest). Burning data from hdd simultaneosly to both 3520 will be a problem, unless you’re fine with 4-6x speed only.


#4

Both NECs on the second IDE cable in a Master/Slave config.