Re: [PARPORT] HP 7100e parallel

Paul Miller (
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 09:52:31 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Grant R. Guenther wrote:

> > yesterday I saw the HP 7100e in a shop and its price was 25% lower
> > than the newer 7200e.
> > Does anybody knows if there are hardware differences between the two
> > models? (i know about the different software that is bundled)
> > if I will upgrade the firmware will be alright ?
> > Does anybody knows where could I submit my questions? (email address
> > af a CD mailing list)
> You might stroll over to DejaNews and see what they have on this - I
> read a few news threads about the difference several weeks ago.
> As I recall, the hardware is the same, but out of the box, the firmware
> is different, and of course the extras are different. Take this as
> a cloudy memory only, but I think if you upgrade the firmware, there is
> no difference between the two drives.
> As for pg - a few people have picked up the beta test tar file, but I've
> had no reports back yet.

Good. I'm thinking of getting a Philips 3610 external (the HPs actually
are 3610s)

> In my own tests, pg seems to be correct. Unfortunately, I'm testing with
> a CD-R that cdrecord doesn't appear to support. I've established that the
> cdrecord problems I'm having are not related to pg. (My drive is not an
> HP model.)

hmm.. I thought there was a patch for cdrecord (or was that a different

So currently under Linux, I can only read CDs? Or does CD-RW also work?


-- To unsubscribe, send mail to: --
-- with the single word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message. --

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Wed 30 Dec 1998 - 10:17:49 EST