> My old Mitsubishi CD Burner (which I still run on a Windoze 98
> system) is acting very strangely, and may be on the way out, so I am
> considering what to buy if I have to get a new one.
> I would like to make sure that the new burner is going to be Linux
> compatible, as I am moving toward running only Linux whenever
Questions about which CD-R/RW drives to use with Linux are Frequently
Asked. Searching groups.google.com will nearly always answer your
Question that is Asked Frequently. Regardless, this is a pre-recorded
template message I import to answer these Questions. :-)
Pretty much anything SCSI will work. You do have to have a SCSI
controller to take advantage of them though. We use Adaptec, other
people swear by other SCSI controller brands.
I recommend only TEAC, Toshiba, Yamaha and Plextor drives. I haven't
had a customer complaint yet while using any of these brands in our
custom PC builds. My personal preference (for now) are the Plextor
drives. The TEAC and Toshiba drives tie for second in my opinion and
the Yamaha drives come up last only because they cost so much more
for the same functionality of the other three brands.
All three brands come in both SCSI and <hack, spit> IDE versions.
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