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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: cd-r on limited budget...
From: gLaNDix <kaufmjes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:02:45 -0600 (CST)
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

i'd think more about IDE instead of SCSI, except for two pretty persuasive
reasons _not_ to go scsi...

1.) SCSI is more expensive, but it's still better

2.) i don't have any more room for IDE drives! : ^ )


"If we don't stand up to Micro$oft, who will?"
     - The Boycott Micro$oft Web Page

On Mon, 29 Nov 1999, James G. wrote:

> 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).
> James

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