[rescue] SCSI DVD drives

Clemson, Chris Chris.Clemson at softwareag.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 05:26:37 CDT 2007

> >> Good luck. It's probably better to just avoid player
> software that checks
> >> the region in the first place.
> > It's not just the software that checks, the drive checks too.
> The drive only checks if that is the way the software
> decrypts the data.
> Commercial players try a handshake with the drive to get a
> decryption key,
> and the drive won't play ball if the region is wrong. FOSS
> players just
> crack the crypto and to hell with the handshake.

Oh ok.

> It might be useful and cheaper to just spend a few quid on an
> PCI IDE card.

Well true, that would be simplest option - in fact I bought a SATA DVDRW
drive and controller, but adding any more I/O cards results in not being
able to boot off my SCSI card, which is a shame.
The nearest card that worked was a Promise one that had both SATA and
IDE, but somehow the SATA bit seems to corrupt data coming from the
drive and the IDE bit only accepts hard drives, which is stupid.

> I've got a few in the junkbox that could probably use a new
> home. (Hurry up:
> I'm waiting for good weather and then they're behing chavcycled.)

Lol, thanks for the offer, but I don't think my machine would like them
together with my current cards :(


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