Nick Murtagh wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 March 2002 11:20, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
>>>1. A SCSI burner takes almost no CPU usage to write a CD. An IDE one does
>> take a significant amount of CPU, and also shares critical kernel paths
>> with other (blocking) IDE devices. On Windows kernels up to Win ME, try
>> inserting a floppy disk into the drive while burning an IDE CD-R.
>> That's a "feature" of Windows 9x. Haven't seen anything like that on Linux.
Linux also thrashes when it's IDE layer gets lots of usage. Annoying, but
true. I run 2.2.x and 2.4.x, server and desktop, and IDE is not smooth. SCSI is.
>>Basically, if you are willing to start burning a CD and then remove your
>>hards from the keyboard for 15-20 mins, cool. If you want to spend an
>>afternoon burning CD's while playing Quake 3, get SCSI or a *lot* of spare
>> Modern drives have a burn proof thing that basically can stop burning and
> restart accurately if the incoming data queue becomes empty. I've only managed
> one coaster with my drive (Plexwriter 24/10/40A) and that wasn't due to buffer
> underrun. (While simulateously surfing the web, reading email, and
> downloading ISOs from ftp.esat.net. Not exactly high load, but enough to test
> the IDE subsystem).
Well, I've never seen burnproof work (IDE CD-RW < 1 year old), and I've seen
it coaster out...
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