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SATA Burners

By Poppa Bear
Oct 25, 2008
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  1. Am thinking of upgrading from IDE to SATA optical drive burners, but several people have reported problems with them until they installed a larger power supply.

    Can anyone confirm or rebuff?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Umm Rebuff, but I need to look up that word, I don't use it much

    By the way, there is no need to update a burner from IDE to Sata
    (it doesn't help do the job better or anything)
     
  3. Poppa Bear

    Poppa Bear TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 266

    Rebuff

    Type it in a "word" document and click Tools/language/thesaurus = reject, refute, disclaim,snub, repulse, give the cold shoulder, decline, deny.... LOL! :haha:

    Cheers PB
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thanks Poppa Bear !

    Wait I knew that :)

    Actually I just right click on the word and check it in Office 2007

    :haha:
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    SATA is theoretically supposed to be faster than IDE, but actual performance is limited by the mechanical performance of the drives. A 7200RPM IDE drive performs on par with a 7200RPM SATA drive.
     
  6. Poppa Bear

    Poppa Bear TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 266

    Nice comeback Kimsland... I'll pay that one! :grinthumb PB
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,635   +321

    I don't see how there would be any power issues, they likely have identical parts inside, with the circuit board being the only difference just to handle the different type of interface.
     
  8. Poppa Bear

    Poppa Bear TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 266

    Thanks SNGX1275

    Have done a bit of investigation outside Techspot with PC retail outlets. The general consensus was that when SATA burners first came on the market there were some problems which had mistakenly been attributed to power supply being under specification. However, it was more to do with specific brands of burners and other sundry problems which have been sorted out.
     
  9. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,851

    When I was building my latest rig, they about the same price, so I figured why not. The Lite-on I got is quick and solid as a rock.
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    If I were replacing I'd probably go Sata DVD. Why not, I've got all these onboard Sata ports, and just one IDE (ATA)

    But I wouldn't just replace the Drive to update to Sata. There's no benefit
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The only advantage of SATA over IDE is that SATA is hot-swappable, but even that feature is only really useful IMO if you have an eSATA port.
     
     


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