Buying a CDR burner for a SCSI system
Posted on 1998-10-08
I would like to upgrade my current system in order to burn CDRs (write once CD-ROMs). I currently have an all SCSI system, including u/w 9GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM, and external ZIP, all on the same controller. I have no EISA devices, but have an EISA controller on the motherboard.
I'm not sure how much of the following is true. I understand that in order to duplicate some CDs that have intentional flaws for copy protection, you have to make a direct copy from a CD-ROM reader to a CDR writer. If you copy from CD to hard disk, then burn your CDR from the hard disk image you loose those intentional flaws.
I also understand that it is not possible to directly burn from a SCSI CD-ROM drive to a SCSI CDR burner. However, I have heard that it is not possible to copy directly from a SCSI CD-ROM drive to an EISA CDR burner. That would mean I would have to buy a second EISA CD-ROM drive for reading and an EISA CDR drive for writing. Is this true?
So, my question is: What hardware (and software) do I have to purchase for my system in order to be able to make direct copies of CD-ROMs to a CDR burner?
Pentium II 266MHz
Adaptec AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI controller
9GB Barracuda Seagate ST19171W
NEC CD-ROM drive:464 (24x)
IoMega ZIP SCSI
Intel 82371AB PCI Bus Master IDE duel controller