> I understand that a "multiread" CD-ROM drive is needed to read CD-R
> disks. Is there a list anywhere of such compatible drives or do I just
> assume that all drives past a certain date are thus capable?
> Of particular interest is the Samsung 24x ATAPI, which I'm currently
> considering. Does anyone know if this is multiread? Any other comments
> on this drive?
> Cheers, Ben
> *** PLEASE REMOVE <PRIVATE> & <SOMEWHERE> BEFORE REPLYING DIRECTLY***
Actually, "multi-read" capability is only necessary in order to read
CD-RW (CD-ReWritable) media. Most CD-ROM drives now in existence can
read CD-R discs; plus, ordinary "hi-fi" CD players are usually able to
handle properly-made audio CD-R's (but not CD-RW's of any kind, except
for a very small handful of new models).
Here is some information quoted from a "Ricoh" Web page that I
downloaded last month:
"CD-RW Compatible CD-ROM Drives
Company Model Specification
Acer CD920E 20X
Acer CD924E 24X
Hitachi CDR 8130 20X
LG Electronics CRD8420B 24X
Mitsumi CRMC-FX240 24X
NEC CDR1700 20X
Panasonic CR585 24X
Plextor PX20TSi 20X
Plextor PX20TSe 20X
Pioneer DR511 24X
Pioneer DR533 24X
Samsung SCR2030 20X
Toshiba XM-6002B 16X
Toshiba XM-6102B 24X
Toshiba TXM3801 15X
Ricoh Corporation has made every effort to verify the
accuracy of these documents, however, Ricoh will have no
liability regarding the usage of this information. This
information was gathered through the respective
organizations, and the possibility of the errors or
emissions does exist. Ricoh Corporation suggests that
interested parties contact the respective organizations
listed before making any purchases or decisions based on
this information. This allows the reader to obtain current
information, and to inquire if the designated product is
compatible with Ricoh manufactured equipment. Ricoh
does not endorse, warrant, or represent any of the
companies in this document.
For more information regarding the Ricoh CD-RW
Disc Media & System Products Div.
3001 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134-2088
Toll Free: 800-955-3453
Main Phone: 408-432-8800
Fax #: 408-944-3312"
By the way, I don't own any Ricoh products myself. <g> Good luck!