Re: MO anyone?


Subject: Re: MO anyone?
From: JF Delannoy (delannoy@res.ca)
Date: Fri Jan 29 1999 - 11:48:57 EST


My dept (computer science, UOttawa) left MO for Jaz.

In the long run, though, the preferred solution will be CD-R, no?

Any info on portable CD-Rs (field-friendly. for sound recording) ?

  JF

> Date: Fri, 29 Jan 99 10:42:14 -0600
> From: "James W. Beauchamp" <jwb@timbre.music.uiuc.edu>
> To: cecdiscuss@concordia.ca
> Subject: MO anyone?
> Cc: jwb@timbre.music.uiuc.edu
> Reply-to: cecdiscuss@concordia.ca

> While we're on this discussion of Jaz drives, I'm wondering if anyone
> has tried MO (magnetic-optic) drives, especially for use on Unix
> machines. I hear that Jaz has some problems on the NeXT, for example,
> but that the Fujitsu 640 Mb MO works beautifully out of the box. The
> price for an external MO drive via APS (www.apstech.com) is about
> $400, whereas the Jaz II drive is $490. The MO media are much cheaper --
> $130 for 5, as opposed to $90 for one 1 Gig or $125 for one 2 Gig.
>
> Is there a down side to MO?
>
> Jim Beauchamp
> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
>
>

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JF Delannoy
RES International, Ottawa



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