June 29th, 2005, 06:40 AM
I Finally Got A Dvd Burner!
OK so I got my Birthday present early. I was shopping and found a DVD burner :
A Pacific Digital DVD-writer (Looking over it, it supports pretty well every type of DVD out there) and of course it can write out some CDs too.
16 X DVD writing, not bad. It uses USB 2.0 and comes with software and drivers. I love it, so far I've backed up most of my things on my server without a problem.
79 dollars is all it costed and I got home and started looking it over. My main desktop I use daily is a P3 733 MHz, which doesn't met the minimum requirements for it and it runs Windows 98 SE (Wolfesntein, Quake and Doom) and SUSE.
My Laptop runs SUSE and XP.
I plugged it in and XP showed it as being on there and installed some software so I could burn the DVDs. In Linux I popped it on, KDE popped up a new icon, and even though the processor was to slow it worked anyway. Hardware requirements are for XP people anyway.
My MP3 collection won't fit on a dual layer DVD though so I have to split it up a bit. I have 23 gigs of MP3s, 15 of movies and ... Heh.
So yea pretty neat. I wanted external, I don't want to have to worry about not having **** for my laptop because all it has is a DVD-ROM drive and no floppy or CD-Writer. I've been doing the back ups on FTP.
June 29th, 2005, 07:07 AM
Congrats on the burner... I had a 4x sony... and then I got an 8x sony.... I've gotta get a dual-layer in the near future... They are wonderful little devices
You'll soon find that you can't stop burning.. for a couple of weeks straight, I never stopped burning.. it was a great feeling... the first DVD that you burn, is a lot like the first joint you smoke.. the ultimate high that'll never feel quite that way again.
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June 29th, 2005, 02:11 PM
i have dual layer lite on and am quite happy with it.
check this site maybe you find something usefull or some firmware for it
June 29th, 2005, 02:15 PM
Nice find gore..
certainly some good toys out there..
now I know why Australia is known as the arse end of the world.. takes so long to import..
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June 29th, 2005, 08:03 PM
Congrats Gore. I recently bumped my internal drive into UDMA mode and it works great (why it reverted to PIO, I'll never know). 16x is fast stuff. 2 hours (1x) into something like 7.5 minutes (16x) Fun stuff
June 29th, 2005, 08:29 PM
Thanks I just woke up so this may contain typos heh.