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SATA DVD Burner

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Muzza, 13 Oct 2004.

  1. Muzza

    Muzza What's a Dremel?

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    Does anyone know if you can get a Dual Layer DVD burner with a SATA interface? I have heard of non dual layer ones made by MSI but that's it.

    I know you don't really need it for the performance, it would just be nice to have to cut down on chunky IDE cables

    Cheers,
     
  2. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    There is an sata model of the pioneer 108 afaik.

    The 108 is a dual layer burner.
     
  3. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Asus also make one irrc, but it's at a premimum just for the sata.
     
  4. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Do DVD drives operate fast enough to experience any kind of gains from SATA? Or is it just another one of those "future-proofing" things?
     
  5. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Has anyone got any links to UK deallers that sell any brand SATA DVD RW.

    I know plextor are the first to make a SATA DVD and a dual layer DVD but were not for realese to the home user. Only shipped in PCS or for business use ect and not available as a retail drive.

    I was not aware of any other brand. I am wanting 2 SATA DVD Drives and would appreciate any links as im about to order 2x4 port SATA cards and 6x200GB SATA Seagate drives to go with the 2x120GB SATA ones I got all ready.

    Does Lite-on Do SATA??? I like their drives, very reliable even after being d ropped :) it fell off the table, and the kitty did not suffer much :)
     
  6. Muzza

    Muzza What's a Dremel?

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    hmmm, i did check the Pioneer site and could only see the drive in parallel ata, do you have a link?

    I don't belive you do get any significant performance gain from SATA on a cd/dvd drive, i personally want one for the future proof aspect and the better airflow/appearance with smaller cables.

    If anyone knows any sites that are selling any, please post!

    Cheers
     
  7. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Plextor SATA DVD writer costs £95.98 at Dabs here

    It isnt Dual Layer but it is Dual Format. Its specs are.

    48x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 12x (DVD+R) / 4x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW)


    MSI have realeased a SATA DVD Writer but it only suports

    :sigh:

    A review can be found here

    I have not found any stockists in the uk. Ill keep searching. :cooldude:
     
  8. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    that "limit" will exist with all SATA cd-drives AFIAK. So for the most part, it's worthless to even go down that route right now, and as it stands, most of the SATA dvd drives are really just DVD drives with the converter tossed on. So... if you really wanted to try it out, procure yourself an IDE->SATA converter and try it out.
     
  9. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    IIRC, Plextor do a SATA DVD-burner, but it's really just an IDE one with the IDE-SATA
    convertor inside the case.
     
  10. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    *taps ian* ^ read above your post.
     
  11. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Oops. But what I said about the Plextor is true, if you look through a vent at the back,
    you can see a standard SATA-IDE bridge board.
     

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