I have a 6-drive CD autoloaer with Plextor IDE burners hooked up with firewire cables and have IDE to firewire bridgeboard converters on the backs of the drives. The sortware the autoloader uses relies on the SCSI ID assignments of the drives rather than drive letters. I have found the bridgeboard converters result in the SCSI IDs swapping everytime the PC is rebooted. Some manufactures of bridegboards seem to be worse than others as far as the swapping.
I was wondering if anyone has noticed if systems with multiple SATA drives also swap SCSI IDs frequently or if the IDs are stable? Would SATA drives be better or worse than IDE/firewire drives in a multiple drive setup in your opinion?
By the way, each drive is burning from a different “master” at the same time - as opposed to just a CD duplicator where all 6 drives are copying the same master. Thats why I have to make sure each drive’s ID is assigned correctly at startup.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated! thanks