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Re: [SLUG] CD burners
- To: Jill Rowling <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] CD burners
- From: Chris MacKenzie <cmackenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Jul 7 19:28:19 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Half Baked Ideas & Ill Conceived Concepts Pty,Ltd.
Jill Rowling wrote:
> I have been considering getting a CD burner for work, and want to run it on
> a *-ix box (either Linux/x86 or Solaris/Sparc) just to prevent unauthorised
> access and so I can write proper filesystems onto them. Has anyone had any
> experience with writing CDs from either *ix?
I burn cd's under linux all the time.
> In particular, is there any point using IDE vs SCSI (slow writes anyway)
> given I can use either on different machines?
I find the SCSI ones to be better, mainly due to the fact that you can
still write a CD while your IDE hdd is thrashing...and not make a
> Using a GUI based writer vs command line (some GUI writes are expensive)?
> How easy was it to mount and configure the device?
I use mkisofs & cdrecord for command line burning an X-cd Roast for
xwindows. All of them are GPL.
> Was CD-RW successful? What sort of failure rates should I be expecting from
> the media?
CD-RW works fine under *nix. In two years of burning cd's under linux I
made about two coasters.
> So far, I have looked at hardware from Ricoh and Sony.
I haven't tried Sony yet, but I'm more than happy with the Ricoh and
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