The Plextor PX-810SA internal CD/DVD burner is quick for both ripping and burning. We like it.
By supporting two of the competing DVD-recording standards, the QPS Que DVD burner reduces the risk to early adopters. But like any emerging technology, the experience is far from polished.
Despite its high price, the SD-W2002's speed and ease of use make it a good choice for professionals who archive large amounts of data regularly.
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Thanks to its extensive software bundle and its ability to write to DVD-Rs, the Panasonic DVD burner is the drive to get if you're into digital video or want a good backup system for your computer.
Problems booting from a DVD-RAM drive; formatting DVD-RAM media
Dantz working on Retrospect DVD-RAM problem
Odds & Ends: Timeslips Axed; DVD-RAM Tape;
Odds & Ends: eMac QuickTopic; Erasing DVD-RAM discs
Lineo announced Tuesday the availability of Embedix, its version of Linux for devices such as set-top boxes, for Panasonic's LF-D201U DVD-RAM drive. Lineo's software allows a device running Embedix to connect to the drive using ordinary ATAPI or SCSI techniques. The internal drive, which reads and writes both CDs and DVDs, costs $549. Programming tools that allow Embedix developers to use the Lineo software cost $4,995.