Burnproof over network?
An interesting topics came up the other day at work. Could we put a cd burner in a computer, but have the cd images on another computer and map a network drive between the burner and the images and still have an error-free burn? Just an idea. Thanks,
I don't see why not. Give it a try and let us know
Lowering the burn speed should help.
Yeah, just be sure you got fast network there and nobody kicks you out in the middle
Best Regards ...
Thanks guys. I feel that it would be worth the wasted CD just to see if it would work. When I get the new system put together, I will try it and keep the sysopt community informed. You guys are the greatest. Thanks,
With a "true" BURN-Proof drive, network speed shouldn't matter. BURN-Proof by definition is the ability of the CD-R(W) to turn off the laser when the buffer runs empty, and then resume writing when the buffer is restored.
I burn all kinds of files across my network to my Plexwriter using Easy CD Creator 4. Mntsnow uses Direct CD to burn across a network in this thread.
Writing to a neworked CDWriter
Works fine on our 100 Mbit network at work, using both 4x HP & 12x Creative burn-proof (Adaptec easy Cd set up for packet writing).
I regularly burn from my user space on one of our servers to the above local CD-r drives with no problems (not much HD space on local HD).
[This message has been edited by SpookyEddy (edited 06-11-2001).]
I am on a 10/100 network and I have a Creative 12x10x32 with BurnProof. I'm still waiting to get all of the parts for my system, but this topic came up because we store CD images on hard drives. We recently moved the images to a new file server, but still burn from the old computer. I personally think that it will work, as was earlier mentioned, because BurnProof stops the writing when the buffer empties and then pauses for it to fill up. It shouldn't matter if the hard drive stops supplying the information or if the network does. Either way, BurnProof should protect it. Once again, thanks for the comments and I will keep you posted about the results when it is all finished.
Its gonna depend on whether or not your network can deliver the data fast enough to the burner to keep the buffer full.
Course, if you have burn-proof technology on your CDR, that will help.
But you can give it a shot.
Recently tried this with a slow 10mbps (only 5 clients) network and an older 4x IDE CD-RW with Direct CD. Worked perfectly fine, plus the client now enjoys being able to create CDs from anywhere in his offices.
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