seanc wrote:you need to get a tower capable of holding all of your drives (about $100...try brand name: ma power).
CM Stacker's are also nice, but more expensive (but VERY nicely crafted!)
Haven't heard much about ACard personally. I would suggest going with a controller where the manufacturer has a reputation for actually bringing out firmware updates, preferably one that can actually allow you to update the DRIVES' firmware without removing them from the tower and hooking them up to a PC. It's not as important for CD burning, but for DVD burning it's very important if you plan on using the duplicator for more then a year. (or even 6months!)
seanc wrote:Then buy nec or pioneer drives (that's what A Card has said is the most compatible with their setups).
So you have:
Drives (7 at 65) $455
Controller card $200
$780 to build a 1:7 dvd copier.
Technically, that would be a 1:6 DVD copier
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media