Greets all. There are opinions everywhere, and everyone has an opinion. I want yours…
Here is my current setup…
Dual boot 98se and XP Pro using…
Asus P4T-E with i850 chipset
INTEL P4 at 2.0ghz
1 gig Samsung RIMM
Asus 8460 Ultra 128mb
1 Maxtor 6L060J3
1 WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1 (8mb Cache)
1 Maxtor 6L060J3 Firedrive
Audigy Platinum with 5.1 Inspire 5700 series
3com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI (3C905C-TX)
Linksys BEFSR41 v.2
Smart USB56 V90
LG HL-DT-CD-RW GCE-8240B
SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621
…all in a Lian-li
Samsung Syncmaster 955DF
HP ScanJet 4470c
M$ Natural Keyboard Pro
Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (Laser)
…with HS Internet
And backed up by CyberPower’s UPS
Each HD is a Master, the DVD Rom is the primary slave, the CD Rom the secondary slave.
[b]Note to all who will argue (assumptions here) that this is the incorrect setup vis a vis IDE… ALL new mobo’s are dual fifo, and therefor, allow independant speeds. Don’t want to sound…I don’t know what word to put here, but, I am sure someone will help me with it! As I also have a shared paging file on the first partition of the second drive, this also allows my system to read/write at greater speeds.
End of rant…TKS[/b]
As you can see, with all four channels in use, and not willing to get into RAID, am looking for a new CDR-RW. Will be used as my player, sometimes. I more often than not, use the DVD drive for this.
Was thinking of Plextor, as I have heard good things about it (even comes with firmware - which to me, is surprising for a drive). However, am not sure of which plextor to purchase.
(Insert loud ahem, here). Some of the new, ahem, backup progs, particularly CDRWIN, do not support my current drive.
So, on to greater things. In Canada here, so if relevant, keep that in mind.
With your help…