Fast enough? as in fast enough to overload the bus? a 48x burner will overload ATA33, but not UDMA 66. One thing that the manufacturers have done as a precaution is the new buffer underrun-proof drives adn software. By loading the drive with anywhere from 2 to 8 MB of cache, the more the merrier, and monitoring software, it maintains a constant stream of data to the drive. When the buffer drops below 25%, the computer bursts data across the IDE channel. It keeps at least 10-40 megs of data in RAM, so once again, the more the merrier.
if you're running an ATA/33 bus, it's time for a complete hardware renovation, unless you want to run at like 12-16x. Get a nice new SOYO Dragon board, almost anything in stores today will support your needs/ Fry's usually has a few sub-150 deals, mobo and processor.
Good luck, i gotta get to school
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