[ILUG] 2x[Q] Samsung DVD+/-R(W), and cleaning PC internals
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Wed May 10 09:26:58 IST 2006
On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 08:39 +0200, Brian Foster wrote:
> 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? )
You are welcome to your opinion on the Sony. Buy the Samsung.
Philips products, in my experience are over engineered. If they're
really good, you never get them off the mainland of Europe, but if
they're a bummer (and philips did _many_) you get them sent off to
places like Ireland.
> 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?
Airline. Don't use high pressure. Otherwise, use a paint brush (with no
paint on it of course).
> 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 ....
Above comments apply. Along with over engineering comes being the
'first on the block with this feature' . Philips have also done that
with many lousy products as well.
With Best Regards,
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