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3-17] How can I burn several copies of the same disc simultaneously?




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This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (fadden@fadden.com) with numerous contributions by others.

3-17] How can I burn several copies of the same disc simultaneously?

(2003/07/08)

You can if you have several CD-R drives and the right software. Two
examples are CD Rep from Prassi Software (section (6-1-21)) and DiscJuggler
from Padus (section (6-1-27)). [The Prassi product appears to have been
discontinued.]

Both products are SCSI multiplexors. You use your existing CD writing
application (such as Easy-CD Pro 95) like you normally would, and the
program sends the same commands to each of the CD-R drives. There are a
number of limitations, notably that all devices must use the same command
set and may need to have the same firmware revision. There may also be
limits on the number of drives you can have attached at once.

DiscJuggler bills itself as "the professional CD Duplicator", CD Rep as
"the ultimate professional recording solution". If you're interested in
either of these, you should read the web pages for both, and compare the
features available.

There are several hardware-based solutions to this, including CD-R units
that support daisy-chaining, and control units that vary from the simple (a
handful of units wired together) to the complex (robotic arms to move discs
around). Most cost more than a Hyundai.

See http://www.cd-info.com/CDIC/Technology/CD-R/duplication.html for an
overview of several different hardware solutions, or visit a vendor web
page like http://www.princetondiskette.com/.


 

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