DVD Burner (USB or IDE?)
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Thu Jul 3 07:45:50 PDT 2003
> We need to purchase a DVD drive for backup.
> We are running 5.1 RELEASE. We have USB
> IDE and SCSI on this fairly new system. There
> are no USB devices being used now and only
> a CD Drive and single harddrive on the IDE.
> I read the compatibility notes and searched
> Google for the wide range of devices available.
> So far it appears that querying or searching this
> list *Before* purchase is the best way to avoid
> days of messing around ;-).
> Can anyone offer an opinion as to which type of DVD
> burner would present the least possible hassle in
> installation? What I'm hoping for, is to install it,
> make a new kernel and simply use it to write
> complete CD snapshots to store offsite.
Soeren has a Sony DRU500A that we bough him for development, so I would assume
that support for that particular make/model of DVD burner is the best right now
and will continue to be the best.
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