cd burning problem

  User-FD7097C9-9CFB-45EC-8E569E3268FE1CDE 13:07 26 Feb 2003

Using Nero to copy disc to disc i see the following message: "Both your source and destination drives are connected to the same Ide bus. We would strongly recommend that you connect to different ide buses.An ide bus can not handle interleaved read and write commands reducing the transfer rate during on the fly copies and will therefore cause buffer-underrun errors".
Could someone translate that into plain speak please as i have no idea what an ide bus. is?

  powerless 13:17 26 Feb 2003

Theres an internal connection within the computer that connects both of your drives to the motherboard.

The connection is through an IDE cable. There are two ends and there is a split within the cable where there is another connection.

So you have two connections to which the drives can connect to...Going through the one cable to you motherboard.

Because the connections are on the same cable thats your problem.

The easist way is to buy another cable and connect that to the other connection on your motherboard.

So each drive has its own IDE cable.

At the moment it is being shared, thats why the message pop up.

If you copy and CD the data is being sent down the IDE cable and the other Drive copys the data. The speed of which will be slow so it could cause error on the CD.

If you have two seperate IDE cables it will befaster and there will be no errors (not guranteed).

Its best to copy the data of the CD onto your hardrive then copy the data to the CD.

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