[plug] CD Writer

Leon Brooks leon at brooks.smileys.net
Tue Apr 6 11:31:57 WST 1999

>> 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

> On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Leon Brooks wrote:
>> 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.

Gavin Tweedie wrote:
> 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 :)

Great! If that happens to three people in a row I'll consider
recommending them! (-:

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