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Re: [SLUG] Buying a usb connected CD burner
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Buying a usb connected CD burner
- From: Tony Green <tgreen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Feb 11 08:26:01 2002
On Mon, 2002-02-11 at 00:38, Andre Pang wrote:
> I was specifically looking for a CD burner for my laptop a few
> days ago, and I came across the Acer CRW 8824MM a few days ago:
> The good: It has interfaces to USB, PCMCIA and Firewire. The
> bad: No mention of Linux support. I'm getting one soon, so I'll
> let you know how it goes if you're interested. (I'll end up
> using the PCMCIA interface, and maybe the USB interface just to
> test it.)
That one sounds pretty good, but it you're looking just for a firewire
interface you could do worse than getting the setup I just brought.
Its a 5 1/4" Firewire housing which can take any IDE device. Its $130 +
whatever device you want to put into it. The advantage I saw was that I
could upgrade the burner to a DVD-RAM etc when I get one. Plus when I
want to do ad-hoc data archives I can just dump them on a hard disk via
I got mine from CX in the city. They do a USB version too - but I
couldn't get that working and since I upgrade the laptop to a vaio
thought I may as well get a firewire version.
I've burned happily at 24x (at least 10 cd's with no coasters).
If you want any info about it, let me know.
Tony Green <tgreen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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