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sredmyer
01-26-2009, 12:20 PM
I read somewhere in this forum that although the Batch Ripper app is multi-threaded, it is limited to using four cores. Given this, would the optimum number of drives also be four (assuming a four core'd machine)?

Would more then four drives just mean that they would simply have to wait for a processor to finish with the drive (whether ripping or encoding) before it is serviced anyway so there is a practical limit of four drives?

Thanks,

Spoon
01-26-2009, 02:05 PM
Batch Ripper spawns multiple CD Rippers, so if you had 8 cores you could have 8 drives, but your bottleneck might be somewhere else, perhaps I/O. 4 or 6 is a good managable number.