Originally posted by carpki
[B]Is there any particular set up that allows for faster data transfer.
I have both my DVD and DVD-RW on the same IDE cable, as master and slave, but Nero when trying to copy on the fly states that this might cause a problem with data transfer.
Is this so? and should I just have my DVD-RW on its own cable?
Sorry about appearing a bit thick, but I am kinda new to it [/B]
Depends on how you use them
If you copy DVD-DVD or CD to CD without creating an image, then it is best to have your DVD/CDrom on the primary chain and the burner on a seperate chain.
If you Copy from DVDrom -> HD, then from HD->DVDR/CDR then you are best putting both the DVD/CD and the Writer on one chain and the HD on the other.
Personal preference is HD seperate as they run 100/133MB/s, and DVD/Writers run 33/66MB/s. If HD and DVD/writers are on the same chain, the HD will have to wait for the DVD/writer to finish.
IDE can also only access one drive at a time, and all drives will run at full rated speed of that particular drive. However, if you are using both the HD and DVD/Writer at the same time on the same chain, the speed will drop, since it is switching between slow and fast UDMA modes and the HD will have to wait for the DVD/Writer to finish (at a 1/4-1/2 the speed) before it can switch the bus to a higher speed and perform it's data transfer.
HD's on the primary chain.
All DVD, CD or DVD/CD writers on the secondary chain.
Don't do "on the fly" copying of DVD's at full speed