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Discussion in 'Computers' started by JohnMM, Oct 19, 2003.
My system has a pentium 3-450. Is that enough horsepower to allow me to have a dvd-burner?
DVD burning is more closely related to IDE channel bandwidth than it is CPU. As long as your hard drive can maintain the transfer speeds necessary for your DVD writer, you shouldn't have a problem.
1x is roughly 1.3 MB/sec.
4x is roughly 5.5 MB/sec.
You can figure out the rest if your writer is a different speed.
If any of your DVD applications require re-rendering of the data (such as converting an entire dual-layer DVD to a single-layer DVD, which I will not discuss further), don't even bother unless you're willing to have your system do crunching for a day or so. 450 MHz for MPEG rendering? I don't even want to think about it.
Thanks, John. Looks like its time for an upgrade to the system.
Well, now we know what you're going to use your DVD burner for. Tsk tsk.