My current setup is:
IDE1 Master: Maxtor 40 GB 7200 RPM ULTRA ATA 100
IDE1 Slave: currently empty
IDE2 Master: Plextor 12/10/32A
IDE2 Slave: currently empty
My question is this: I would like to get a DVD Reader for my system. I was looking at a Tosiba SDM 1502 (IDE). I realized if I got an IDE reader, I would run into the problem of causing my hard drive to run at a lower ATA since the Toshiba runs at ATA 33 and I’m sure the Plex probably runs at either that or ATA 66. I do have IDE2 Slave open but I’ve heard burning on the fly usually works best when the reader is on a seperate chanel than the writer. Because of that, I’m thinking about getting a SCSI card and then going with a SCSI DVD Reader but had a couple questions for everyone.
The Toshiba SDM 1502 was the IDE model DVD Reader I was going to buy. I am interested in being able to read a mixture of bruned things (audio cd’s, copy protected cd’s, psx games… burned by my Plex). Am I correct in saying that the SCSI version of the Toshiba should be able to do all the same things that the IDE model can?
Is this even the best choice to have the reader on SCSI and the writer on IDE? I seem to remember reading that your reader should be faster than your writer (hence my choice to put the reader on SCSI rather than the Writer). Although, the fact that a Writer will only write at 10x to 24x should probably slow it down enough.