SATA DVD drives
My new computer is going to be SATA/USB only. No bulky IDE cables for me. So if you guys know of any SATA DVD drives or DVD burners other than the Lite on DVD and Plextor DVD burner please let me know. Maybe you guys know of some good deals too? Thanks!
DVD Burners that have SATA.
Or, you could just get some IDE to SATA adapters. ($8-$15ea)
[quote0fad47e63e="Tholek"]Or, you could just get some IDE to SATA adapters. ($8-$15ea)[/quote0fad47e63e]
Yeah, I dunno. Im really shooting for native compatibility.
[quotedfa09f23f7="JOSHBOX"][quotedfa09f23f7="Tholek"]Or, you could just get some IDE to SATA adapters. ($8-$15ea)[/quotedfa09f23f7]
Yeah, I dunno. Im really shooting for native compatibility.[/quotedfa09f23f7]
If you can afford that, then go for it. I couldn't, so I went the adapter route.
Those drives are so expensive for really no boost in performance. Just get 1 round IDE cable arrow http//www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812104031
[quote9d9b178b28="Wolfeman"]Those drives are so expensive for really no boost in performance. Just get 1 round IDE cable arrow http//www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812104031[/quote9d9b178b28]
Good point. I use those too.
Yeah, but if you have a non-IDE board or run out of IDE ports, you can use the SATA ports with the adapters.
I've had good luck with the SATA/PATA adapters in some of my boxes too.
However I've yet to see a mobo without at least one PATA port. I use the aforementioned round PATA cables for all my PATA devices, they're great. I got in on a good deal one time at SVC and bought a box full of all assorted sizes and colors for floppy and IDE for like 69 cents each. Still have a bunch left too.
There's just no real point using a SATA/PATA adapter or spending extra money on a SATA optical drive when your board still has a PATA controller. HDD's are only just now beginning to reap benefits of SATA, optical drives (at least as we know them now and for the foreseeable future) will never even come close to approaching SATA bandwidth. The only reason I can see would be when mobo's eventually stop supplying PATA controllers.
Just noticed there's a two way version now
I just noticed this isn't in the Tech forum.