[mythtv-users] Is this a good system spec?
djerman at pobox.com
Tue Jun 3 21:41:22 UTC 2008
On 6/3/08, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:
> 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.
Good! I have a Lite-on that needs a BIOS flash to work properly, and
they distribute the update in a self-decrypting windows .exe file. So
it's a brick in my machine (destined for my next gaming rig) as it
will only read CD media without the upgrade. I have other machines
but none running windows that can plug up to a SATA drive at the
Not a SATA issue per se, but a possible gotcha - do your homework if
you don't have a windows boot partition, and either pick a
manufacturer that supports linux flashing, or pick a drive that
doesn't need it out of the box!
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