Subject: Re: DVD-RAM/RW/+RW in NetBSD
To: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/07/2004 09:15:51
> (Wojciech Puchar) writes:
> > so no easy way to just have /dev/cd.. writable.
> If you have a desire to do that you really want the "+" media.  It is
> block-rewritable.

but not in NetBSD unfortunately.

or maybe soon?

> > without it - i will buy DVD-RW as it has cheapest media and best read
> > support. and use cdbackup/cdrestore tools as i need backup device other
> > than tape
> I have a device that writes both "+" and "-" media (Plextor PX708A) so
> I can feed it either media.  Here in the US the + and - media is
> roughly the same price if you don't buy the floor sweepings.
>     Ritek 1x    -R  $1.11  (ea. in 25pack)
>     Ritek 2.4x  +R  $1.15  (ea. in 25pack)
> (Prices from meritline.  Similar prices from all the other vendors.)
> The + has the advantage of having faster media available with 8x
> record speed with +r and 4x with +rw.  The +R and +RW can also be
> appended which in theory makes it possible to do incrementals,
> although the media is cheap enough that I'm just using it as
> write-once level 0 backup media.