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Aaron

Your IDE Setup

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What's your IDE setup? :)

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I can transfer about 600mb from one drive to another in about 40 seconds or so. I can't do on-the-fly CD copying from dvd drive to cdrw, because of the same ide cable its on, but not a major loss.

What's your IDE Setup and how does it benefit you?

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Primary Cable: Master HD

Secondary Cable: CD-ROM and Zip Drive

SCSI Card (Not IDE but in the system): CD-RW

Cool Topic AaronXP :)

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Mthr Primary

maxtor 60GB 7200 Master

Mthr Secondary

maxtor 80GB 5400 Master

maxtor 160GB 5400 Slave

Promise Ultra 100

Primary

PlexWriter 12/10/32 Master

Secondary

PlexWriter 12/10/32 Master

Hitachi GD7500 DVD-Rom Slave

can burn like crazy...never a coaster

AMD 1200

ASUS A7V

3 x 512 PC133

ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 7500

SB Live 5.1

Linksys LNE100TX

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Ross,

Interesting configuration you have there.

Two Plextor CD Writers and a DVD ROM.

Do you burn to both writers at the same time?

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I'm gonna buy a Maxtor ATA133 PCI Card to max the performance of both my Maxtor and Western Digital drives, it ain't doing so well on my ATA66 Motherboard :)

Only costs about £25 from ebuyer.com, BARGAIN!

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Ross,

Interesting configuration you have there.

Two Plextor CD Writers and a DVD ROM.

Do you burn to both writers at the same time?

yes...sometimes.

when i burn to both at the same time i usa diskjuggler.

usually i copy disks from plex to plex. using clonecd. never made a coaster doing that.

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I did not know CloneCD would copy to two burners. I will try it this week. Very nice.

Today I was looking at a stand alone burner. It only had one CD-ROM Reader and one DVD/CD Writer. Not sure if there was a hard drive in it. Some have hard drives and some don't. Those that don't usually copy on the fly. Anyway, I did not price it because they usually cost too much anyway.

But, if I added another scsi writer to my scsi card I could burn two discs at the same time. Have you tried it with NERO?

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I'm gonna buy a Maxtor ATA133 PCI Card to max the performance of both my Maxtor and Western Digital drives, it ain't doing so well on my ATA66 Motherboard  :)

Only costs about £25 from ebuyer.com, BARGAIN!

AaronXP.

Good idea. That would save everyone big bucks who wanted the fast throughput for new hard drives without buying a new motherboard!

If there were a Tip of the Week category ...

That would be it.

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I did not know CloneCD would copy to two burners. I will try it this week. Very nice.

sorry, you misunderstood.

when i burn to both at the same time i usa diskjuggler.

usually i copy disks from plex to plex. (burner to burner) using clonecd.

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Primary.....30GB Seagate Baracuda ATA 7200rpm

Secondary....Creative 52x cd rom MASTER

LiteOn 32/12/40 CDRW SLAVE

The CDRW manufacturer recommended this master slave setup with the cd rom.I have just read an article that making the CDRW the master will boost the reliability of the write features.Anyone have any other data or knowledge about this?

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Primary - Maxtor 80gig ATA133

Maxtor 40gig ATA133

Secondary - Liteon CDRW drive

Sony DVD drive

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RAID, 3 Maxtor ATA133 and a ATA100 each at 40gig. 4 all together in a 0,1 array totaling 80gig. TDK CDRW on IDE1 master.......

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What program do you use to view your devices on the IDE channels?

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That is a screenshot from the software monitoring utility that came with the Promise Fastrack 2000 RAID. It just shows the array and nothing else in the system....

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Channel 1: Master = Main HD

Channel 2: Master = CD-RW

Channel 3: Master = Cache HD

Channel 4: Master = Backup HD

Channel 5: Empty

Channel 6: Empty

Using Abit IT-7

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