[LUNI] Hardware recommendation - DVD Burner
trev_pub at advanced-reality.com
Mon Nov 1 11:10:42 CST 2004
I use a liteon SOHW-812S and have had no problems with it (running K3B
on Mandrake 10). I had an old sony DVD before and would not recommend
Sony for DVDE (I don't think they manufacture DVD drives they just
resell them). I would strongly suggest not buying a rebranded DVD (such
as Sony) because they usually don't support new firmware versions which
are sometimes needed to give new features and fix problems.
I think many recent movie DVDs are on dual layered so I assume most
drives can read the dual layered (I'm not sure about this though).
A good place for hardware resources on cd/dvd burners is:
Most burners that I've seen recently are IDE. A quick search on
newegg.com shows they don't have any SCSI cdroms for sale,
pricewatch.com shows the cheapest one is more than 3x the price of an
IDE. I'd try and solve the cdrecord problem.
Hope this helps,
On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 01:29, Michael Scott wrote:
> Does anyone on this list know of a Linux-Friendly DVD burner.
> I'm looking for an internal drive that can burn CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW (+R/RW not
> required, but OK).
> I would prefer a SCSI drive (I already have a SCSI card installed for my tape
> drive and scanner) as SuSE is giving me fits with losing the connection between
> ide_scsi and my EIDE CD-R.
> I tried a Plextor PX-712A, but it doesn't seem to work and play well with Linux.
> - Mike Scott
> - mscott at pyewacket.org
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