Here's what I'm trying to do. I have dvd duplicators that only duplicate discs from a master disc. I can also install an internal hdd with images stored on them and duplicate from there. These functions work great, however, if I need to change the master files, I have to burn a new disc or load the hdd with a new image; it is time consuming when you have to do it often. What I want as an end result is a duplicator that can get it's master data from another computer, where I can change the master files easily.
Here's what I've come up with while brainstorming:
- I know you can create virtual drives pretty easily with third party software such as MagicISO or PowerISO.
- I know there are plenty of hardware options that convert USB to SATA.
- I know you can specify different hardware to do different things on different ports (though not too familiar with this).
So I am thinking it might be possible to mount an image file through a specific port (or something like that) so that is sends the data by USB, converted to SATA, to another Motherboard, in this case, the duplicator controller. Then the duplicator controller will think that a disc has been inserted into the master drive and I can burn copies.
I would prefer a Windows solution. I do have access to Mac and Linux if necessary.