[lug] A bit confused

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Fri Oct 6 11:41:23 MDT 2000

On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 11:14:11AM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
>I've just had better experiences with SCSI long-term than IDE.  Almost
>all of my machines are IDE, so I don't know why I'm ranting about SCSI

So we're right in the middle of burning KRUD for the month, and it's become
apparent that the SCSI burners (Panasonic) have been totally screwing up
discs (we have almost 50 bad discs this month, usually it's more like 5).
So for the moment we're back to burning with just the IDE.

It's very unfortunate that the Linux SCSI sub-system has problems burning
to more than two drives per machine, it's a scramble every month to get
a bunch of boxes to make up our burn cluster for a few days.  I'm
unwilling to move to FreeBSD or Solaris to do the burning of our Linux
distribution though.  ;-)

>What IDE burners do you like the best these days?

I've been very happy with the Mitsumi 4x re-writers.  Probably a few thousand
discs through each of 4 of them, and only one has given any problems.  The
model number is CR-4802TE.  Although it looks like they are in short
supply, the only place I see them is wanting $170 for them (almost twice
what I paid for them).  Rob has had good luck with some model of the
Teac drive he got at some random chain computer place.

 > Sorry in advance for the idiocy... (Paul)
 You don't have to give us an advance - we know you're good for it. (Mike)
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python

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