[plug] CD Writer

Gavin Tweedie tweedie at nw.com.au
Tue Apr 6 10:22:06 WST 1999

Many companies are now advertising the Sony 24x4x2 ATAPI rewriter for less
than $500. I have one of these and it works like a dream(windows + linux
with scsi emulation). the 24x read is great :)


On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Leon Brooks wrote:

> Daniel Pearson wrote:
> > I need a bit of advice..
> > I've saved up the money now, and I'm going to buy a CD Burner.
> > Can someone please quote me on a SCSI 8x4 Burner, that is good quality and
> > works with Windows 95?
> > Any brand will do, but it has to be SCSI, a good price, and it had to come
> > with the software, instructions, and the necessary things to install it in
> > the machine.. :P
> Two pieces of advice: use a real SCSI one, not ATAPI, since the ATAPI
> ones frequently suck badly, even when they arrive with drivers et all
> (ie it doesn't take much hardware instability/incompatibility at all to
> break them); don't burn CDs under Windows, particularly W9[58] (as
> opposed to NT), if you can avoid it. On one machine in my area of
> influence, writing CDs under Windows results in a coaster if you do more
> than move the mouse... slowly... but the same machine running Linux will
> do a kernel compile at the same time as a burn (4x/6x drive) without
> coming close to dropping its bundle.
> -- 
> "The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm
> in two jumps." -- William Lloyd George

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