What Would I Need For A Pc With 4 Or 5 Rw-dvd Drives ?

I need some help, i want to know what parts would i need to be able to run a pc with 4 or 5 rw-dvd roms, burning at the same time. If thats at all possible. I won't need a gpu, onboard will do fine. Would i need a quad or would a core 2 work? 4gb ram and i'm thinking a 250gb hdd. I will probably be using nero for all of them, running 4 or 5 instances at once. What do you think?

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3) are there any sata->ide reverse adaptors (not the opposite, i know those exist)?

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