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CD Burner - To Buy or Wait?
Howard Jan-06-02 11:00 PM
Putting the final touches on my wish list. Never had a CD Burner and don't know what to look for. Thinking about a CDRW and had a Plextor 12/10/32 on my list. Went to their web site and they clearly state that their software is not Windows XP compatible. Then checked on a Lite-On 16/10/40 unit and XP is not listed. How important is this as I plan on a dual boot W98 & WXP set-up (thinking of slowly migrating to XP). Hate to buy a drive that I can't use.

Also can I burn a CD-R disk (el cheapos) with a CDRW burner? I know little of these things but willing to learn.

My main interest in a burner is for drive image back-ups using Norton's Ghost which comes with the Epox 266A board.

Howard - Miami FL


1. RE: CD Burner - To Buy or Wait?
lbyard Jan-07-02 09:12 PM
In response to message 0
>How important is this as I plan on a dual boot W98 & WXP set-up?

In my opinion (and obviously?), very important to be sure the drive and drive software is compatible before the purchase. The last ones I bought did not come with software that was XP compatible. That caused customer problems until the software was updated.

>Also can I burn a CD-R disk with a CDRW burner?

Yes.

>My main interest in a burner is for drive image back-ups using Norton's Ghost which comes with the Epox 266A board.

If you are backing up just one drive, a second drive would be a lot faster and the media is free. I donít know how good Ghost will work with CD-RW drives. Iíd check on it first. There are backup programs designed for CD-RW drives. Larry


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