Re: Incorrect CD Drive speed

From: Mircea Ciocan (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 14:09:39 EST

        Simple, our friends at No-name OEM Corporation ;) named that drive
"CDROM DRIVE 52X" in his ID string, a perfect OEM name that does not
involves any brand and looks good in windoze where the l/user see it in
system configuration as above.
        The hard reality is next, meaning the Linux driver determined "by
specific means" :) that the drive is at most "48X CD-ROM DRIVE w/128kb
buffer", THAT windozians will NOT see it.
        It happens a lot here in Romania also with crap chinese/taiwanese
drivers that doesn't carry any brand name and are bulk solded.
        Personally, I'll trust more a drive that say "Teac Corporation 32X"
than that no-name shit. IMMV.

                        Mircea C.


Siddharth Kashyap wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have 52X ATAPI/IDE internel cdrom dive. I am using
> 2.2.16 kernel. At the boot time I get the message:
> hdb: CDROM DRIVE 52X
> Then two lines later, i get the following message:
> hdb: 48X CD-ROM DRIVE w/128kb buffer
> Can someone tell me why am I getting these two
> different messages?
> Thanks,
> Siddharth.
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