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[aclug-L] Re: cd-r on limited budget...

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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: cd-r on limited budget...
From: "James G." <jamesga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 00:23:26 -0600
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gLaNDix wrote:

> ok, i've been checking out, and i've found some fairly
> cheap cd-r's...  all scsi, of course! (all my IDE ports are filled
> anyway)...  i'm looking at not spending much over $100, and speed isn't
> the most important thing in the world (i would settle for a GOOD 2x, or a
> moderate 4x)...  anyone have any suggestions as far as a SCSI Internal
> CD-R?  ReWriteable would be kewl, but not really that important, since
> most of what i'll be using it for is archiving, not temporary storage...
> good windoze support isn't really that necessary, but good linux support
> for the cdr is a must...  software is not important, as i will be using a
> linux program anyway! : ^ )
> thx for the input!
> jesse
> "If we don't stand up to Micro$oft, who will?"
>      - The Boycott Micro$oft Web Page

There are lots of IDE drives supported under Linux. They are cheaper than
SCSI. If you go with SCSI,  a SCSI host adapter card will cost between
$30-$50 dollars (in addition to the cost of a SCSI CD-RW drive).  CD-R
drives are now rare (CD-RW are more common). A good brand to check out in
CD-RW drives is Yamaha. Check out for models and prices. Go to for more info. For SCSI cards, there's: AdvanSys,
LSI/Symbios/NEC, Mylex/BusLogic. A Narrow (8-bit), Ultra (Fast-20),
Single-Ended SCSI host adapter will due for most CD-RW drives. Also see
Dale's alternate ACLUG web site under user contributions for more references
to SCSI (and CD-RW).


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