Hi Kathleen, I'm not very familiar with CD-RW drives, but I'll do my best. I've seen a lot of people who were happy with Plextor CD-RW drives. If you expect a high usage of the burner, you might want to look into some higher-spin drives. I've found them as high as 24x write and 10x rewrite speed nowadays. I also read some very good reviews and user feedback from LG and NEC models. Ricoh and Panasonic used to be very popular, but I didn't keep up with their latest stuff. And although it is pretty standard these days, try to get a model that has Burnproof or Justlink technology. They reduce the probability of causing "coasters." (aka "bad burn" and "buffer underrun," etc.) ============ Joo Hang Cha <[log in to unmask]> Microsoft MVP, MCP ------------------ Developer - Entier Solutions, Inc. http://www.entier.com/ ------------------ VANTUG SIG Coordinator - Hardware http://www.vantug.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of > Kathleen Hertel > Sent: August 27, 2001 2:44 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: CD-RW Drives > > Hello, > > I need to purchase CD-RW drives for three computers in my department. > They will be used mostly for filling patron requests for scanned images > that are too large to be e-mailed. Does anyone have any > advice/suggestinons about which models have worked for you, or which > models to run screaming from in terror? Thanks in advance for your help! > > Kathleen Hertel > -- > Kathleen Hertel, Reference Archivist > Archives and Manuscripts Department > Consortium Library > University of Alaska Anchorage > 3211 Providence Drive > Anchorage, AK 99508 > 907.786.1849 > > "Fear is the mind-killer."