Gene Heskett sends Greetings to Steve Martin;
Quote:>> > Anyone have any favorite beasties that they would like to
>> > recommend? Cost is of course a factor ;-)
SM> This has been covered in a previous thread, but I'll repeat it
SM> here. Be very leery of the HP 8250i. This drive was actually
SM> OEM'd in two different versions by two different manufacturers,
SM> Sony and Philips. No way to tell which you got until you open
SM> the box. The Philips drive has a hinged door where the disc
SM> carrier extends from the drive and has six* small slots (air
SM> holes?) along the lower edge of the front face. The Sony drive
SM> has no slots, no hinged door, the front of the CD carrier is
SM> one piece with the carrier.
SM> Beware the Philips version. It has a firmware bug that makes the
SM> drive spin down permanently after a period of inactivity,
SM> requiring you to eject and re-insert the disc before the motor
SM> will spin up again. The Sony version works like a charm.
I'll second this warning about the HP-8250i. I returned the second one
and got a Yamaha after either one could only burn 1 or 2 disks and then
started making coasters. Anybody want to dumpster dive?, must be half a
50 pack we tossed trying to figure it out.
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