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Re: burner for Netserver: USB enclosure or slimline built-in?

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 6:39 AM, Douglas A. Tutty <> 
> If I go with (1), presumably it will work with NetBSD, but then it will
> only work with this computer (unless later on another sever takes the
> same kind of slim-line drive).  If I go with (2), then it will work with
> any box into which I plunk my USB-PCI card (as I have to put USB on the
> NetServer).

I can't speak for HP boxes, but in the IBM world most of the servers
use the exact same optical drive as laptops, and there's no support
issues with them with the various operating systems used. Grated,
NetBSD isn't one of them but I'd be very surprised if there were any

Having a USB optical burner is really nice. I don't have one but I
borrowed one once. Now I want one. Most newer machines can boot off of
USB devices, including optical drives, so it's really a nice to have
for backups and restores and stuff.


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