Copy Dual Layer DVD via network cable and 2 macs?

Droooooj

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Oct 19, 2009
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London, UK
I've got a handful of dual layer DVDs of which I'd like 1 copy of each.

To save time I wondered if I could plug my machine to my mate's machine via a network cable, with the original DVD in one mac, a blank in the other, and just hit 'Copy' in Toast?

AFAIK the write machine can only do 8 speed - would the data throughput via the network cable be fast enough for this?

If not, any way of doing it via Firewire?
 

ziggyonice

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Mar 12, 2006
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You could do so with FireWire, but only via Target Disk Mode (which means your computer would be unusable while it's connected to the other).

So, pretty much it's pointless, but the way you'd do it is to connect a FireWire cable between the two machines, and restart the machine that has the disc in it. While it's restarting, hold down the letter "T" on the keyboard, and the disc (and your hard drive) will show up on the other computer — effectively making your computer into an external hard drive and external DVD drive.
 

Droooooj

macrumors regular
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Oct 19, 2009
104
5
London, UK
Cool - didn't realise the DVD drive showed up as well on the other machine when in target mode.

Will give that a whirl.
 
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