[lug] A bit confused

Alan Robertson alanr at suse.com
Tue Oct 3 18:06:18 MDT 2000

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 05:22:40PM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
> >Uh, you mean SCSI *is* better, not *would have been* better, right?  :)
> >I love using SCSI CD-RW burners under Linux/BSD/whatever... much better
> >than their IDE counterparts.
> Hmm?  How so?  I just got 4 SCSI burners and if I could take it back I
> would have gotten IDE instead.  You're limited to two burners per box
> if you're running them concurrently, and having to buy SCSI controllers
> for every two drives ups the cost even more...  All of our hardware
> has two spare IDE channels, so...
> We burn about 100 CDs on IDE burners every month and 200 on SCSI.
> There really isn't much difference I've seen from the Linux side.
> I used to be a SCSI snob, but you know, I'm perfectly happy with
> IDE for most things these days.

At Sean's suggestion, I just bought a Mitsumi IDE burner.  It works
flawlessly at the 8x setting (I'm using 12x certified media).

I'm very happy.  Now, all I have to do is get the ATA100 promise channels to
work, and I'll have 4 IDE channels ;-)

	-- Alan Robertson
	   alanr at suse.com

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