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Burn 3 cd's at the same time

Is there a way to connect 3 cd rom burners toguether and make them burn the same info at the same time?. How?
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mbossCommented:
I believe that Paddus Disk Juggler software can accomplish what you want to be done.  There are also CD duplication systems (I know Plextor makes these, although they are SCSI).  I'm not sure if 3 IDE burners can accomplish what you need, SCSI might be the way to go.

Tell me more about what kind of burners you're planning on using.

mboss
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I don't know about burning three copies at once, but if you get SCSI CD-RW drives, you just connect them together with different SCSI IDs.  You could also do this with IDE, but you generally have a 4 drive limitation.  And I would not want to rely on a Parallel or USB connection/chain.  The burning of multiple CDs on multiple drives simulataneously would be handled through the software anyway.
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j2Commented:
Padus is pretty much the only software that will do this, and it will only work on SOME burners. Plextor mainly. You can usually run up to 4 burners on a single FSCSI-II chain.

www.padus.com
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millseCommented:
Well if you connect the CD burners together via the SCSI ports on the back of the machine this will allow the 3 CD writers to the machine. The use a CD dupilcation software to allow you to burn 3 at a time.

I hope this helps
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j2Commented:
Actually, i think that answer is even worse then the first comment given by mboss.
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mbossCommented:
j2

explain to me the flaws in my comment.  You seem to have reiterated everything I said, in your comment (Paddus, plextor, SCSI,...).  I didn't realize that EE comments and answers need your approval.
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j2Commented:
Thats my point. Millse "stole" your comment, and submitted it as an answer. I meant that "The answer millse gave, is substandard, and you should have the points."

I just seconded your comment, and added the URL, but the points really should be given to you.
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mbossCommented:
j2

I'm sorry, a misunderstanding on my part

mboss
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gsoldadoAuthor Commented:
I guess Mboss and J2 deserve the points, I'm not going to give them to anyone but them, now, Mboss, J2, how safe is to use disc juggler, shall I buy it, and the 3 cd burners I need? or is it just a Headacke? the problem os that by now I live in Bolivia, I work in a oil drilling  company here, and I can only get HP burners in this country.
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gsoldadoAuthor Commented:
Millse, you should read other ones answers and comments before writing yours. Thanks all you people for writing, it's always quite informative.
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mbossCommented:
I was looking at the Padus site and it looks like they have no support for HP burners.  Also the note that simultaneous recording should only (recommended) be done with SCSI drives.

the software itself is pretty good, I've never had any problems with it, but I don't do any simultaneous recording, I just know that the software can do it.


this site (from j2) explains everything in much more detail about what is supported and such....

http://www.padus.com/hardware.htm

mboss
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j2Commented:
Nah, give mboss the points, i only added the URL.

Discjuggler is _excellent_ aslong as you STICK to the hardware they recommend, otherwise i wont make any promises (neither will they), we use it at work with 6 recorders (two chains) flawless performance.

I would _really_ recommend plextor writers.
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gsoldadoAuthor Commented:
thanks a LOT guys, you really saved my ass here.
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gsoldadoAuthor Commented:
thanks a LOT guys, you really saved my butt here.
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j2Commented:
OH! and also note that four 8x recorders on a single chain might be to much, but four 4x should work just fine.
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j2Commented:
and mboss, a side note.

Padus supports HP (for sigle drive recording) aslong as the following is true:

"All CD-R/CD-RW Drives manufactured after January 1998 (all manufacturers)
** Important note below"

but i think we used an old 6020 with padus aswell.. ahwell, a bit beside the point i suppose :)
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gsoldadoAuthor Commented:
that means Slower speed, higher safety?
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j2Commented:
No, the 8x are just as safe.. BUT when you put four of them on a SCSI bus, you need (4 x 1200kbyte/s = 4800kbyte/sec) to "feed" the burners, and that MIGHT be more then the BUS can handle. True, SCSI is WAY faster then 4800/sec, so it SHOULD work. But i have never tried it. Anyway, we use plextor 4x burners, and it works like a charm.
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j2Commented:
.when you think about it.. an 8x CD-R is faster then my harddisks was, just a couple of years (or so) back.. Well, technological wonders :)
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gsoldadoAuthor Commented:
I really have to say it.
It's so wonderful the way the people here has behaved. It's so "caballeroso" in my natural laguage (spanish)

thanks guys, the world needs people like you.
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