[lug] Recommendations for external DVD burners?
Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Thu May 15 10:32:35 MDT 2008
Chris Riddoch wrote:
> Hi, everyone.
> As the subject line says, I'm looking for a good external DVD burner
> that will work reliably under Linux. My main means of connecting it
> to my systems is USB. I'm curious what people's experience is with
> dual-layer disks, or blue-ray... neither of which is something I think
> I absolutely *must have*, but I'd like to be informed on the options.
> Any suggestions? Hardware I should particularly avoid? Factors in
> deciding that I might not have thought about?
I don't have _much_ for you, but I do have something. First, you don't
have much choice. LG, Plextor, Sony and maybe a couple others. I took
delivery of an external drive this week. LG GSA-E60N for $90 from
Newegg. The extent of use so far has been to install Debian Etch from
CD. It worked fine. I also bought five internal drives. I'm wondering
if I can stick one of those in the external enclosure when that drive dies?
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