On Thu, 15 Feb 2001 09:42:27 -0700 Michael Moore (email@example.com) wrote:
> In regard tp speed of the burn, it is my understanding that it is best to use
> slow burn speed (2x) as opposed to the higher speeds if one wants to minimize
> potential read errors on client's computers...any comments?
I still use the original Ricoh RO-1420C SCSI CDR I bought 5 years ago,
originally in a 486, and a mere 2x write speed. Used with Gear s/w from
Elektroson which has some clever buffering arrangements but a Martian UI, it
has never produced a single coaster on any brand CDR. This is on a dogsbody PC
Celeron400 with 128Mb which also does duty as a POP3 proxy server, DNS proxy,
DAT backup and fax and print server for the rest of the LAN.
Unless I have done something dumb to disrupt it, it always works. The usual
error is me forgetting to cancel a scheduled DAT backup which kicks off halfway
thru the burn - it doesn't like that. Incoming faxes, text editing etc are no
problem. Disks are EIDE. I don't even bother with a verify, just index the disk
with Portfolio. Never had a client report read problems either.
If I use Adaptec S/w (latest here is v3.5 I think) the slightest trace of a
system glitch produces coasters. My success rate falls to about 25% instead of
One day when Santa is nice to me I'll get a new SCSI Plextor with burn-proof.
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