Another burning question: Copying "On-The-Fly" = Bad?

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  1. Greg_Y

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    Is it a risky procedure to copy "on-the-fly", meaning from one CD or DVD drive to a CD-R(W) drive without first creating an image on the HD? My laptop has a Toshiba DVD drive and a Matsushita CD-RW drive; both are on the same IDE channel/port/whatever. I've been doing a hella lotta burning lately, duping live shows for trade on the 'net*. I've read on some sites that doing this can be bad and that all CDs should be imaged to a hard drive first and then burnt to prevent problems. So far, I've had no problems. It works, so I don't want to change if I don't have to.

    Anyone know about this?

    * Yes, this is legal.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    For data, on-the-fly is okay, but for some reason, I tend to do a data-dump on the HD for music CD backups (mainly in an effort to avoid tics and pops).

    It's best to put the CD drivers on separate/different IDE channels if possible (probably not for a laptop).

    How in the world do you fit 2 CD drives in one laptop?
     
  3. Greg_Y

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    Patrick, I used a high-end blow torch and ALOT of duct tape. [​IMG]
    The DVD-Rom drive is a "permanent" drive on the left side. The front of the laptop has a bay for either the floppy drive or the CD-RW drive, as well as space for the battery. I have a Dell Inspiron 8100.
     

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