Hi all, complete noob here. Just a couple of questions…
I have a Dell Dimension 9100, which originally came with what Dell describe as a “Philips DVD8631 16X DVD+/-RW”. Last year I cross-flashed the drive so it’s now a Benq DW1640 running the latest BSRB firmware.
Q1: Does this mean it’s the same as an original DW1640?
The PC currently has the DVD-ROM and DVD-RW on the same IDE channel (master and slave on same cable). As far as i can tell this makes it slow for on-the-fly copying.
As the PC only has one IDE channel I’m thinking of buying a SATA writer and using that as a writer, and using the DW1640 as a reader, so they’re on different channels.
Q2: Is this a good idea, and what SATA writers would you recommend?
Thanks in advance,