View Full Version : scsi vs ide burner....
07-10-2001, 07:30 AM
I was wondering about the cpu usage of a ide burner vs. a scsi burner. I know that w/ scsi, you can do other stuff while burning (ie playing games) but with ide, you gotta be careful. How much more cpu time does an ide burner take up?
(i guess these numbers would have to be with identical systems and burning at the same speed)
well, nowadays people are starting to realize that the cost of SCSI is ineffective towards the actual time it takes now.
With a 16x burner you can copy your cd's in 5 mins, and thats a full cd mind you. So for the price difference, I would stick with IDE just because of cost and speed. Its completely up to you but thats just my opinion.
If you get a burner with Burn Proof or something it won't really matter if it's IDE or not - Burn Proof has kinda levelled the playing field.
Yeah If you have a burn proof burner there is no need at all for scsi. and since cd's are burned at around 4-7mins now Not 30mins you wont have much time to do anything before the cd is finished. normally I start to burn the cd and I'll go to the restroom or down stairs to get a drink. Then when I get back the cd is done. I can even play games while burring but why do that when it will be done shortly.
also the 8mb buffer burners are all right, but its because burn proof technology is patent that they cant use I. so a 8mb buffer is the next best thing, but not nearly as good as burn proof.
FYI all burners with sanyo guts have burn proof now days. "some tdks', some plextors..."
07-10-2001, 10:04 PM
I'd have to disagree with you guys on the burn proof shows no need for scsi. Becuase when the buffer is low, then the drive just stops burning. But with SCSI its rare to have the buffer go low. But maybe I'm just saying this 'cause I'm a scsi nut. Hehe. Its a matter of opinion for end users especially, but SCSI is the way to go. . . at least for me.
07-10-2001, 10:10 PM
If you are not on that much of a budget, then I would go for the scsi drive. But.....as most of us are on a budget, IDE is definately the way to go. Burn-proof is FRICKIN' awesome.
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