Which CD-RW

I will be replacing a large quantity of CD's that were lost recently, and  I was planning on buying a RW drive anyway. I have heard that IDE RW drives have difficulty synchronizing with IDE CDROM drives, causing compromised CD quality. This is supposedly diminished if you  download to a hard disk and then to the RW drive.  What is the difference between IDE and SCSI?  What type of drive would you recommend for this type of application?  Do i need to download and then write to disk?
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jhanceConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Where's you hear this?  I've installed and used many CD-RW and CD-R drive and have never had such a problem.

I currently have 3 systems here with CD-RW drives, all IDE all are configured on the secondary IDE channel as a slave with an IDE CDROM drive as master.  One is a Mitsumi, the other two are Sony.  I've had no problems at all.

The biggest source of problems with CD-RW and CD-R drives is when the system IO performance is not able to keep the data buffer from underrunning in the drive.  This causes a failed burn.  Most current systems (Pentium/Celeron 300MHz or faster) don't have this problem as they are more than fast enough.

As far as IDE vs. SCSI, IDE is less expensive but SCSI is more flexible and keeps your IDE ports open for other stuff.  If you already have a SCSI card, then go with SCSI.  If not, then IDE.
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
>>...and keeps your IDE ports open for other stuff...

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