View Full Version : A Good Recomendation for a SCSI DVD Drive.

Colin Morey
15th August 1999, 11:39
I'm looking at building a new computer, and seriously looking to go down the SCSI route.
Can anyone recommend a nippy, ie. >2x SCSI DVD drive, I'll be running it off an Adaptec 2940U2W and onto a G400 Max. (when I can get my hands on one).

ideal points.
low CPU utilisation,
Cool running, I have enough Heat problems as it is.

IF you can help, please do.



16th August 1999, 06:22
I have the Pioneer 6X DVD-303S SCSI drive and I believe it is not huge heat generator nor is it a huge CPU hog. Runs just fine on my sys. (see spec below). Of course, all my HDs are in external enclosures (great SCSI feature, http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif ). So, no heat from HDs. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

The link to the Pioneer page is..

<a href="http://www.pioneerusa.com/cd_dvd.html" target="_blank">PioneerDVD</a>

<a href="http://www.digitalconnection.com/">Digital Connection</a> has the Pioneer 6x SCSI for $139. (I bought it for $200! when it first came out. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/frown.gif )

The link to the catalog page at Digital Connection containing the Pioneer drive is..

<a href="https://www.metro-one.com/dc_store/system/Product_List.asp?FRAMES=YES&Category=DVD-ROM">DVD-ROM drive from DigitalConnection</a>

Good luck!


System Details (http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~ang/demerzel.html)

[This message has been edited by JamesA (edited 08-16-1999).]

21st August 1999, 20:06
Plextor has a SCSI DVD drive in development. They say on their website it should be out by the end of the year. I have had such good luck with Plextor that I don't think Id ever get another CD- or DVD-ROM. They are just too good. That Kenwood SCSI CD-ROM sounds pretty awesome, but how on Earth do you use all that speed?? I will take fast and reliable every time.

Kind Regards,