Do I need SCSI or better CD-ROM drive?

vbimport

#1

I am new to CD burning. I plan to purchase a Plextor 24x10x40 writer. My current drive is an off-brand DVD / CD-ROM drive combo. Do I need to get a SCSI card / interface and would you recommend I get a high quality CD-ROM drive to replace my off-brand one? I assume I will play the CD on my regular CD-ROM drive and copy it simultaneously with my burner. Stupid questions, but thanks in advance for any help.

James


#2

I am new to CD burning. I plan to purchase a Plextor 24x10x40 writer. My current drive is an off-brand DVD / CD-ROM drive combo. Do I need to get a SCSI card / interface and would you recommend I get a high quality CD-ROM drive to replace my off-brand one? I assume I will play the CD on my regular CD-ROM drive and copy it simultaneously with my burner. Stupid questions, but thanks in advance for any help.

No u don’t need to get a SCSI card / interface,u’ll only need to get a SCSI card if u buy SCSI drives but if u got the money SCSI a better way to go(in my opinion)but for your basic pc set up IDE will do the job no worries.


#3

get the scsi its the best and the only way to go


#4

scsi is a professional interface for hard-disks, cd-rom, etc. This used to mean that scsi put less load on your system while burning, less chance on a buffer-underun. Nowadays we have really fast computers with really fast IDE controlers (Udma-133), so no specific use for scsi for the average consumer anymore. IDE solutions are also a lot cheaper, you don’t need a specific scsi card, you don’t have to buy that expensive scsi hard disc or scsi burner…

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#5

Although some IDE cdrom drives can read those protections,SCSI becomes interesting when you wanna backup your protected audiocd’s,because the Ultraplex 40x TSi is still the best audio(protections)reader on earth…and it’s a SCSI…:smiley: