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Trying to Burn 2 DVD's at once


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Hey guys. Not sure if anyone can help me on this or not, but I thought it would be worth a try. My cousin just built his second computer. He's trying to burn two DVD's at one time, but it's not working out. He explained to me that the buffers are jumping all over the place on both drives. One will drop to 0% and the other will spike to %100, basically both are up and down like crazy. Therefore, he's getting errors while trying to burn both at once. Does anyone have an idea of what could be causing this? I'm pretty sure that these are not plugged in on the same IDE cable. Thanks for any help ahead of time!
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You shouldnt burn more than one dvd at a time unless you have specific hardware to do it really, its the easiest way to burn coasters. You could probably get it to work but its riskier and not really worth burning the duds.
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You shouldnt burn more than one dvd at a time unless you have specific hardware to do it really, its the easiest way to burn coasters. You could probably get it to work but its riskier and not really worth burning the duds.

I understand what your saying for most part, and everybody can use more coasters :tazz: . What specific hardware are you talking about though? He's got an AMD 3800X2, 2 serial ATA hard drives, 2 different RAID configurations, and an ASUS motherboard (A8NSLI).
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You get special drives that usually look like a barebones pc in shape and size and have two to four drives and have there own caches can run to a bit, although with that system he technically could manage it what i think might be the problem is the cache is usually held on a hard disk, however two caches runnning simultaneously doesnt really work very will as it will switch from one to another as you are seeing, what he could maybe do is set it so for each drive a specific hard drive is used for the cache and since its an X2 it would task each instance of burning its own core, however that would be a fair bit of tweaking and i cant go and try it myself as i dont have access to a suitable set up. The easiest way is just to patient and do it one at a time, but whos for patience, you might try updating whateve software he using it might have a fix to let you or take a rake through the settings see if something is about right, ive never had that particular problem with s setup like that so i cant run you through the specifics myself, its been a while since ive ever burned more than one thing at a time and i burned two coasters.
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