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Dual DVD burner, 2 IDE channels..


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Vaillant

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Hey folks, how's it going?

Well, enough chatter :whistling: Ok, here's what's going on. I'll Soon build myself a new tower, and I have a plan, just not sure if it can be done..

Seeing the price difference between DVD-ROM and DVD burners now, (10$CDN) I am going to put two Samsung DVD burners into my tower. I'd like to get them both on seperate IDE channels, as follows:

the first DVD burner on the IDE channel you used to put HDD's on, and put it as MASTER
the second DVD burner on the regular optical drive IDE channel, also as Master

The harddrives, on SATA.

This, in my mind, would allow much greater bandwith while doing on-the-fly reading/burning of a DVD, also could allow simultanious burning of 2 dvds with no slowdown. I was just wondering if windows would have any problems with my plan?

Having an optical drive on the HDD IDE channel I know can be done, but as slave, with another HDD as master..

Is my plan feasible, or am I just dreaming?

I thank you and await your reply.
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What your suggesting is just simply to ide cables. For that to be feasible you are simply going to need a motherboard with two ide ports. I currently have a dvd-rw and a cd-rw on seperate ide cables on my pc. Simply because i felt like putting them that way and I have two sata hdds installed. It is completely feasible you just need to find a mobo with two ide ports. One is not specifically allocated for hdd in newer mobo's because of the advant of wonderful sata technology.
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Ah, allright. Looking over motherboards, most of them still have the 2 IDE ports on em, mind you.. But what you say makes much sense.

Thanks.
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