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Old 02-29-2008, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What are the benefits of using a SATA dvd burner vs. normal dvd burner?

I do not know much about this. My MB has 4 slots for SATA II. I am only using 2 of them for my SATA II HD's. I am using an Memorex IDE DVD burner now. I noticed Fry's has a great deal on a SATA DVD Burner by Pioneer.

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What are the benefits of using a SATA dvd burner vs. normal dvd burner?

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I don't think there are any specific benefits
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I don't think there really is any difference, same as far as I know, get rid of the ugly ribbon cable though, always a plus.
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well it also gets better air flow (lol not much), and i think its a bit faster transfer rates.
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well it also gets better air flow (lol not much), and i think its a bit faster transfer rates.
Maybe a little bit but noticeable, dunno....
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Well you can have a lot in your system...some mobos have 8 sata's so you could have two drives and six burners, i have three myself.
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as everyone else said, having a 'SATA DVD burner' really means/does... next to nothing... its just that SATA is a faster, more efficient, more modern connection than IDE... you wont really notice much difference, but if you can get a deal on it and its better in other ways than the drive you have, id go for it... - RK
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