[ILUG] OT: PCI\e DVD controller card?
frank.duignan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 12:05:18 GMT 2009
2009/1/20 Josh Glover <jmglov at gmail.com>
> 2009/1/20 Frank Duignan <frank.duignan at gmail.com>:
> > External USB Might be a bit slow but would be fairly cheap and is readily
> > available.
> I doubt the speed of the USB bus would be the bottleneck when writing
> a DVD. The fastest internal drive I could find on NewEgg only writes
> at 22X (the fastest external is 20X for some flavours of DVD media),
> which, according to Wikipedia, would be about 29 MB/s. This is
> about half of the maximum speed of USB 2.0, which is 480 Mbit/s, or
> 60 MB/s.
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_writer#Technical_information
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#USB_2.0
Ah, but what if he has several of them on the one USB bus?
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