I didnt think that this was possible. I burned a DVD at 4x (TDK +R) and 2 CD's at 52X (Fuji and Verbatim) on the fly at the same time!!! I didnt think my computer could keep up I was expecting at least to kick buffer underruns in and that didnt even happen. Here is my setup.
Athlon XP 1700+
MSI nForce2 board
Silicon Image IDE Ultra 133 controller
512 mb ram
600 gigs IDE storage (all maxtor ultras 8 meg)
sony dru 500AX
samsung 352 8 meg vs.
artec 16x dvd rom
I did a copy from the artec to the two cd burners on the fly while I burned some home videos to DVD at 4x from the hard drive. I ran multiple instances of Nero Enterprise Edition.None of the burners ever dropped below 90% buffer levels.This is just amazing to me I did it out of curiosity since I still remember my 1x CD-R burners (not CDRW) and them having buffer underruns when they were the only thing going! I think optical storage has finally achieved a state of perfection.Anyways its 1AM and I am just shocked. Had to share with my fellow forum members who have been a great help.
Cheers (I'll drink an extra sam adams for you no convincing needed )