[mythtv-users] Is this a good system spec?

James Crow james at ultratans.com
Tue Jun 3 12:20:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 22:08 -0700, Justin The Cynical wrote:
> I've heard rumours that SATA optical drives can be problematic under 
> Linux, but personally, I've not seen anything one way or another.  I'll 
> find out myself someday as I have a SATA optical in my parts list as 
> well.  :-)
 I would like to add that I have two ASUS SATA DVD-RW drives (Model
DRW-1814BLT and  DRW-2014L1T) running under Linux and have had nothing
but good experiences with them. I do not burn that many disks (but
probably number in the low hundreds since purchase), but they work
reliably and I have yet to encounter a problem from them. A colleague
here has one as well (a DRW-1814BLT) that has burned several thousand
discs since it was purchased.

Anecdotal evidence, but I think that the SATA drives are faster than the
PATA drives. Linux does not have any trouble with them. Before I got the
new burner I actually used an IDE-to-SATA converter to run my IDE burner
over the SATA bus.


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