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Old 07-18-2005, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if it is possible to link more than 2 dvd writers in a chain via ide to allow burning of multiple disks at once. Alternatively can you buy some kind of external housing that will allow you to do this?
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yes it is possible to do this but running a dvd burner is very stressful on system resources, so if you plan on doing this make sure you're computer has enough ram.
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You can only put 2 in a chain, if you want more you have to use a different IDE channel. Also it won't be simoltanious(sp), IDE doesen't allow for simoltanious read/write head movement, or in this case, writing. It will write one part of the info to one disk and then the other parth to the other disk.
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