Re: [aclug-L] SCSI card
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From: Brian J. Chapman <bchapman@xxxxxx>
To: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Friday, October 23, 1998 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [aclug-L] SCSI card
>As for CDRs, i have a Phillips CDD2600 (2x6) which I've had pretty good
>luck with and seems to be supported by just about everything. I picked it
>up for $450 from BestBuy almost a year ago. I think its been superceded by
>newer, more inexpensive CDRW models though. The only bad thing i can say
>about it is that the ROM is not upgradable.
The Yamaha 4260 is a 6 x read 4 x write and 2 x rewrite. Has a 2 Mb buffer
instead of the typical 512 or 1 Mb. Everything I have heard about the
yamaha is that it is the one to go for to avoid "coasters" and most of who I
have heard this from are users that are burning in large runs or using it
almost daily. I found it at Clifford Technologies on the web
https://www.computer123.com/ ) for $285 Dirt Cheap has the same thing
for somewhere around $350 Clifford is the cheapest I have seen, and since I
want it for Linux I am not bothered by the fact that it is a "white box"
News flash: Yamaha now has out a 16 x read 4 x write and 4 x rewrite
supposed to ship Oct '98 however I have yet to find prices on these CDR/Ws.
When I first started looking at the Yamaha 4260 it was $799 so I think a buy
now couldn't hurt too terrible much.
Back to subject: So basically what I am seeing is the Adaptech might be the
best card to go with... While I don't mind cheap, I don't want to end up
with a lesser card if a few $$ will get me something that will end up in the
long run more satisfying.
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