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Old 11-21-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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Question Multi CD or DVD???


Workign in the Graphic industry and looking for a cheaper solution to enable us to write multiple CD's or DVD's depending on the size of the files quickly with as little as possible human interaction?

Is it possible to setup a PC/System with 10 DVD's and have a Linux box with soem script files or application to automatically grab directories and write to drives as it becomes available???

Maybe this shoudl go to the development forum but I am a NEWBIE and have learned almost anything is possible in Linux...........
 
Old 11-21-2004, 01:23 PM   #2
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If I understand you're question, you want to have 10 DVD Writers on a computer and continuously write the same disc over and over and have a script do it for you as you insert new DVDs.

This is possible through software but you will run into problems with the hardware. First off, forget about using IDE drives if you want 10 DVD writers. IDE can only hold 4-6 depending on your motherboard and has nowhere near enough bandwidth to handle 10 simultanious DVD-Recordings. You'll have you use SCSI and I doubt even that has enough bandwidth to handle that many drives at one time without some serious investments.

More than likely, the drives would either make coasters (if there is no buffer underrun protection) because they can't all be fed enough data at a time or they would be pausing a lot (if they have buffer underrun protection), which would end up making it take longer than say if you only had 2 or 3 drives.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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I hear you but the thing is, it shoudl be able to write 10 different DVD's or CD's at the same time, I know IDE ill never work on one machine but I was thinking about using SCSI.....or knows, these days you might just be able to use 3 systems and through software make them look like one?????????????
There's a nice project to consider.....maybe it is out there already???????
 
Old 11-22-2004, 05:22 AM   #4
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I think you should be able to do this with SCSI drives, and command-line cdrecord driven by a script.
 
  


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