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Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:42:27AM -0500, Frank McCormick wrote:
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>> This is not a Debian question....but I am running Sid.
>> I am about to install a Sony DVD writer in my machine and would
>> appreciate some advice.
>> I already have a DVD reader and a CD writer installed.
>> The reader is on its own IDE channel... the writer is slaved to the hard
>> drive IDE channel.
> Do you really want 1 x DVD reader, 1 x DVD writer _and_ 1 x CD writer?
Well I own it
and it is installed already
> A suggestion:
> Assuming these are all IDE drives:
> Hard disk as master, DVD reader as slave
> DVD writer as master, CD writer as slave.
> Rationale: Writing is data intensive: if you put the hard disk as master
> on one and DVD writer as master on the other, then when you need to copy
> from HD to DVD, there's no device contention on the same cable.
> If you want to play back a DVD, then that's not so data intensive and
> you'll be using the hard disk software to read it anyway, whether it's a
> film or data.
> If you need to copy e.g. a CD .iso image from DVD to burn a CD, then
> you've either got a DVD reader reading relatively slowly, buffered and
> mediated via HD programs -> CD writer or you put up with clobbering data
> on one cable and bus to copy pretty much directly from master -> slave.
That makes sense. I'll probably go that way unless somebody else has a
> It's all pretty academic if you have a fast motherboard / fast
> processor / large amounts of memory
Dual core 2.6 mhz..one gig.
Thanks for the advice !! Knew I'd get it here.
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