2) Is it problematic to convert U160-SCSI to the SCSI-50pin used by optical drives?
3) The fastest optical drives are not available with a SCSI interface, which is why a SCSI-setup would inherently be slower than an IDE-setup. The advantages of the former is however the low CPU-usage and the reliability. When duplicating CDs using two drives on the same SCSI-chain, I guess the data flow is entirely handled by the SCSI-controller. Thus, the copying process does not have an impact on the performance of the computer and moreover, no other heavy applications will interfere with the duplication. Is the discussion lame or reasonable?
4) If the above is true to an extent, how well does it apply to the fast optical IDE-drives and CPUs (dual) of today? Some claim that IDE-drives have reached the low CPU-utilisation of their SCSI-counterparts. Others swear by the superior responsiveness of SCSI-drives.
5) Which is the best DVD-reader with a SCSI interface?
How about PIONEER DVD-ROM 10X/40X DVD-305S INTERNAL SCSI?
5) Which is the best CD-writer with a SCSI interface?
How about PLEXTOR PLEXWRITER 12/10/32S INTERNAL SCSI?
6) Another somewhat fussy advantage of a SCSI-setup would be that since the HDD uses the same interface, the complete system would be SCSI-based. I'm not quite sure why this would be preferable, but it seems that for example Dell's workstations work badly or not at all when SCSI- and IDE-devices are mixed.
Thanks for your help!