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Re: USB CD writer?
Thanks for you fast replies!
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Nathan Binkert wrote:
> umass is not realiable on many devices right now. I'm trying to improve
> that right now. I guess I'd say that it may or may not work. You'll
> have to try. (Though I do hope to have things working much better
Well, I'll give it a try then. My laptop is dual-boot anyway, so even if
it doesn't work (yet) with OpenBSD, I can still use it. But it's just a
little annoying to have to reboot every time I want to write a cd ;-)
When I've got it (could take a month or longer) and it doesn't work,
you'll probably hear from me again, and I'll be more than happy to do any
testing you want.
Too bad I'm not a good programmer (at all), so I won't be able to help
with the code though.
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Jedi/Sector One wrote:
> I own a S88TU.
> This is a very good external CD writer. Maybe a bit slow (but it's an USB
> limitation), but extremely reliable. Plus I was able to read damaged CD and
> bad quality CDRW on it that no CD reader could read.
> It perfectly works with Linux (no need for any specific driver,
> usb-storage is enough to give its full potential) . So this will probably
> also be the case with OpenBSD.
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I've heard good things about Plextor indeed, good to hear they're true ;-)
And the slow speed (4x with USB1.1) isn't an issue for me; even if it
would be able to write at higher speeds, I wouldn't use them. I just don't
trust those high speeds (come on, writing at 32x? That's just asking for
problems imho :p).
And the slow read-speed (6x) is a feature! I've seen so many high-speed
cdroms (anything faster than 12x) have trouble with damaged cd's, while
slow cdroms can read them just fine :)
Thanks again everyone!