II. Make Hard Drive-to-Disc Copies (For Duplicator w/ HDD installed)
Copying from the Hard Drive is the best way to make copies. Overall, there are four benefits to copy from Hard Drive:
i. Performance – Duplicating from Hard Drive will be able to boost the DVD duplication speed to 8x or above.
ii. Stability – Duplicating from Hard Drive will stabilize the duplication process compared to the Disc-to-Disc copy.
iii. Durability – Hard Drive is a much better storage device than DVD recordable discs. First of all, DVD recordable discs are composed of chemical materials tend to degrade over a period of time while Hard Drives are made of magnetic disks which will last over 100 years. Second of all, DVD recordable discs are often been exposed and very easy to have a scratch on its surface while Hard Drives are covered with metals and mounted inside the duplicator.
iv. Convenience – With your master discs stored inside the Hard Drive, you can access to each one easily. There is no need to carry your master discs; they are all inside the duplicator.
If your duplicator has a Hard Drive installed, your build-in Hard Drive will be divided into a number of partitions, or slots. Each slot will hold ONE and ONLY ONE master disc image regardless of the capacity of your master disc. A master disc image is a file that contains everything in your master disc. So once you have loaded your master disc to your Hard Drive, a unique image will be created for that master disc and everything you do will be related to the selected image.
|The number of partition is determined by dividing your Hard Drive’s total capacity by 5.1 GB and subtracts one partition for system use. For example, if you have a 40GB Hard Drive, then you can calculate the number of partitions by: 40 / 5.1 – 1 = 6.84.
Since you can’t use any incomplete partition, therefore you only have 6 partitions available for 40GB Hard Drive.
The following steps will show you how to load your master disc into the installed Hard Drive as a disc image and copy the stored disc image into several blank discs. This process is recommended for mass volume productions.
How to make copies from the Hard Drive?
When you turned on your duplicator, you should see the following when your duplicator is ready.
1. Make sure the Master Reading Source is set to the Hard Drive.
It is very important to make sure the Master Reading Source is the Hard Drive in order to avoid unnecessary error messages. To check the Master Reading Source, please do the following:
a. Use UP or DOWN arrow button to navigate to the following screen.
8. Select Source
b. Press “>>” to enter Select Source Menu and you shall see the following:
Hard Drive Port 1.0
Make sure it is located at the “Hard Drive”. If not, then you need to press UP or DOWN navigation button to search for it.