[CentOS] Please recommend a DVD writer for CentOS 4.1
simone72 at email.it
Thu Sep 29 14:28:29 UTC 2005
Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> Morten wrote:
>> I need to install DVD writers in a CentOS box as part of a backup
>> setup. I want as little fuss as possible both with HW recognition and
>> functionality. Can any of you recommend a vendor/product ?
> Hardware mostly works. However, there are some problems with the
> software. See this bug report for details:
> Mostly, DVD-R media will work fine, DVD+R is the problematic one.
> Also, some people experienced kernel panics when attempting to burn
> any type of DVDs (while the same hardware burns CD-ROMs just fine).
> Long story short, buy somewhere locally where you can walk in and
> bring it for full refund if you run into trouble (don't lock yourself
> with small store that has restocking fees, or does only exchanges and
> carries maybe two or three different models). Returning stuff by mail
> is usually too much fuss and usually you need to pay shipping (so, as
> I said, choose some big local store with good return policy).
>> Performance of the drive is not an issue. I get confused looking at
>> all the "+/-RW +R double layer yada yada" when skimming the hardware
> Get the one that supports media you intend to use. Most today's
> models support both "+" and "-" standards (the older ones supported
> only one of them). Newer usually have dual layer support too. If you
> need DVD-RAM functionality, make sure the box explicitly says so (for
> example, newer models of LG writers will do all currently existing
> formats, including DVD-RAM). Most writers can't write to DVD-RAM, and
> not all readers can read them (which is shame, DVD-RAM is the ultimate
> rewritable media).
> Said that, at work I have one Sony DRX-710UL burner that simply
> doesn't work with 2.6 kernels. First I had trouble with DVD+R media
> only, than after couple of kernel updates I started getting kernel
> panics with any type of DVD media. Well, at least it seems they are
> working on the kernel code ;-)
> At home I have LG GSA-5163D. However, I never attempted connecting it
> to Linux box (my home Linux box has USB1.1 ports only). It works
> perfectly under Windows (but than, all of them do), and does all
> current DVD formats (+, -, R, RW, DVD-RAM and dual layer). Very fast,
> very reliable. The only media I haven't tested it with is dual layer
> (too expensive). It wrote to R, RW, and RAM media nicely.
> Both mentioned models can be connected by either USB or firewire to
> the PC. Note that by default CentOS kernel does not have support for
> firewire, so that shouldn't be deciding factor (unless the writer has
> only firewire, in which case skip it, not going to work with default
> kernel). I tested my LG (on Windows box) with both USB and Firewire.
> Worked fine with both.
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Hi, we actually have a couple LG GSA-4160B in a box that's used as a
multiple DVD writer. No issues, can write both +R/RW or -R/RW and double
layer as well (even though I never tried double layer DVDs). We use
either K3B or a simple script calling growisofs when in need of burning
2 DVD simultaneously.
Have a nice day
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