ATAPICAM and CDRW drives

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri May 16 13:34:49 PDT 2003

Vulpes Velox wrote:
[ ... ]
 > BTW are there any drives or manufactures I should [avoid]
 > when getting a ATAPI CDRW drive?

Yes, the cheaper or older ones: buy drive models made this year from 
vendors whose names you recognize.  Get something with 8MB of cache by 
preference, BurnProof (or some other buffer-underrun 
protection)...Plextor, Philips, and Yamaha are good names, NEC and 
Lite-On are okay, and watch out for non-names and things like Mitsumi.


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