Re: CD Writer Recommendation
In <361DDB9E.7BB70569@sundayta.co.uk>, on 10/09/98
at 09:47 AM, David Warnock <email@example.com> said:
>I need to add a CD Writer to my system. Can anyone give me a
>recommendation for a very reliable and fast writer (I only need writeable
>not re-writeable). I am only interested in a SCSI interface and would
>prefer an internal unit.
SCSI is a good idea. I have heard of timing problems with other
>What software do I need? Is it included in Hamm?
Yes. The "cdrecord" package provides cd-recording software.
And there's xcdroast if you want a gui version.
Make sure your kernel is compiled with "scsi generic" support. Read the
"CD-Writing HOWTO" in /usr/doc/HOWTO
>For the record (in case it affects anything) I have 2 adaptec scsi cards
>both 2940's one is scsi 2 and the other scsi 3. The scsi 2 has a jaz
>drive on it and the scsi 3 my hard disk.
Whatever card you connect the writer to, make sure all other devices on
the same bus support scsi disconnect. A device that doesn't support
disconnect can block the scsi bus for a long time, possibly ruining the
burn. The same goes for the device you read from (typically the
harddisk). For 2940-adapters have bios settings where you may check up on
the disconnect settings. Most devices support disconnect, but some old
cd-roms and possibly others doesn't.