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Old 07-14-2008, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DVD Burners : SATA or IDE

Lite-On SATA DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106263

or

LG IDE DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136117

Price is the same, so money is not the deciding factor here.
Which runs better and is more reliable?

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SATA, faster write speed and cable is thinner.
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The main difference i would say is the thinner cable. Better airflow.
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SATA, more airflow is good for your case
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Default Re: DVD Burners : SATA or IDE

SATA for a number of reasons, it is much faster, thinner cabling, and sooner or later you will not find MB with IDE controlers on them.
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SATA for sure. It has faster speeds tha IDE, the cable is smaller/thinner, and IDE is a way of the past. The future is SATA.
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