What is the difference between SCSI and EIDE???If I get a SCSI rewritable drive, approximately how much faster can I copy cd's (providing they are both 4x4x16)???Also, what is ATAPI (I think that's how it's spelled)???Somebody shed some light on this please...
scsi is less processor intensive and the drives have a larger buffer to hold the info.
best setup is scsi to scsi, less work for you cpu to do and the buffer on a good scsi is 1meg and above.
eide are a good cheap way to copy cd's but have typically low buffers of 512k.
the bigger the buffer the more time the machine has to correct an error and request a re-read, therefore preventing buffer over runs.
ATAPI stands for advanced technology attachment packet interface.
atapi cds plug into the ide interface connector the same as your hard drive does.