Re: ATAPI CD changers anybody ?
From: Søren Schmidt (sos_at_DeepCore.dk)
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:04:20 +0100 To: Chris Faulhaber <email@example.com>
First thanks to all those that responded to this inquiry, it has given
me a pointer to how wanted this is.
Chris Faulhaber wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 05:36:52PM +0100, S?ren Schmidt wrote:
>>Seems I lost my lonely ATAPI CDROM with built in changer to the eternal
>>HW scrapyards, let it rest in peace :)
>>Finding a new one seems difficult so I thought I'd ask around how many
>>still has one of these ?
>>I ask because the support code for those seem to have suffered bitrot to
>>the degree that it most likely hasn't worked on -current (maybe even
>>5.x) for a long time, but alas I cant test that.
>>Now, since it seems that such devices are no longer made, and newer
>>really caught on, I need some good reasons to keep the (broken) support
> I have two of these, a 4x and 6x:
> acd0-3: CDROM with 4 CD changer <NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:251> at ata1-master PIO3
> I still use one under 4.x but since they will not read many newer
> CDR's and CDRW's their usefulness is waning.
Exactly, and it is much cheaper and ALOT faster to copy those CD images
to a harddisk and be doen with it.
> If you would like one in order to continue supporting them, send
> me your address and I will have one shipped.
Thanks! I'll first decide if I want to keep the support alive for 6.0,
and I'll get back to those with these drives if/when I need to get it
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