two h/w questions, one clearly related to Linux, the other
related only in that it's a Linux machine in question.
1st, I want to replace my (possibly dying) internal DVD
player with an (internal) DVD recorder or rewriter.
up to recently, the only DVD+/-R(W) internal drive
I could find locally was a Sony, which I will not
buy. however, I just found a two others. one is
a Samsung 16x Super-WriteMaster (which is on sale,
probably because Samsung is about to introduce an
18x model next(?) month); the other is a Philips
DVDR16ST. Google™ does not find much of anything
about either unit, good or bad or Linux.
any comments or recommendations?
( also, b.t.w., do people suggest using DVD-R(W)
or DVD+R(W) media? )
2nd, the last time I opened up the case, I discovered it
had gotten rather dusty inside. _this_ time, when
I open it up, I want to do something about the dust;
it's making me increasingly nervous. what do people
suggest/recommend as a good (or the best) way of
removing the dust?
actually, there's a third internal DVD rewriter I found,
another Philips unit (SPD6000FD), but this one is also
a printer for printable-DVD(/CD?) media. the idea of
spraying ink around _inside_ my PC is a non-starter
(IMHO), so I can safely rule that unit out! (amusingly,
it's actually one of the cheaper ones.) yes, yes, I know
I could avoid the lurking disaster by never loading it
with ink, but still ....
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