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Re: filmscanners: storage

Tony Sleep wrote:

> 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 
> 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.

Seems the secret is using a SCSI interfaced drive.

> 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 
> 99%.

Doesn't this speak volumes about where one finger can be pointed. 
Thanks for this, I'm gonna track down Gears.



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