Does anyone know if the Sanyo quad-speed CD-ROM drives that Gateway
is starting to use will work with Linux? (I know their Mitsumi
4x drives work).
I can't verify that the Sanyo works, but it is ATAPI complientQuote:
>Does anyone know if the Sanyo quad-speed CD-ROM drives that Gateway
>is starting to use will work with Linux? (I know their Mitsumi
>4x drives work).
Here are the statistics I have compiled:
Buffer 256k 128k + 128k virtual
DTR Mode 1 600 kb/sec 600 kb/sec
DTR Mode 2 684 kb/sec 684 kb/sec
Random 150 ms
4 Stroke 400 ms
3 Stroke 230 ms
I can get either for $218. Now, which one should I get? Does the buffer
make that much difference? Problems or compatibility problems? Will
Linux have a problem with either? Which is ACTUALLY faster?
I need to get a CD-ROM ASAP, and have about $200 to spend... and Quad
speed... either IDE or SCSI. All information would be appreciated.
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