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sata-dvd

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by kingnoob, 29 Sep 2009.

  1. kingnoob

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    iv noticed there are some sata drives out now and i was wundering if there was ane read speed increes in it ?

    + i was wundering is its werth geting a blue ray drive looks at the high prices ?
    blue ray at 79.99
     
  2. sturmtruppe

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    i dont think sata dvd driver offers any advantages over ide, except not having to use the crummy ide ribbon cable - which can be easily solved by buying a rounded ide cable that they sell on here.

    Im also thinking of getting a blu ray player+dvd+rw drive, but not sure which one to get as there doesnt seem to be much choice still.
     
  3. kingnoob

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    do thay play normel cd's ?
     
  4. mdjmcnally

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    All that has changed is the interface! They still have the same capabilities as the IDE versions.
     
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    Faster transfer speeds which you really won't notice. But SATA cables are so much nicer to work with. Not much price difference either, so i suppose the only other factor would be your motherboard. And maybe the PSU.
     
  6. kingnoob

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    so no diffrence just diff connector intresting >.<
     
  7. mrk

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    I've had SATA everything for almost 2 years now, much nicer to work with, IDE cables (even rounded) are still thick and hard to tidy.

    There is no speed difference, you're still limited by the max rate of the media being written to or read from which is nowhere near SATA or IDE limits.
     
  8. kingnoob

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    ok thanks

    no diffrence just easer to use :)
     
  9. alex24

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    Yep, as you say. It's about time we rid ourselves of those horrible big cables. I haven't done a build with them for years now.
     
  10. kingnoob

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    agreed thay are nasty eavon then round raped ones what im using atm thay are not bendy and get in the way of evrything tbh i befer the ribons better >.< but better still sata is better then them two
     
  11. Swordfish

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    My 2 drives are IDE as boards now only usually have one IDE channel on them. I prefer to use the SATA ports on my board for my HD's. Dont see any difference in speed etc with IDE or SATA Optical Drives.
     
  12. sturmtruppe

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    Slightly unrelated, but why do sata devices have a seperate kind of power cable? they still use the same power as regular devices.
     
  13. alex24

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    It's thinner and smaller I guess, makes things easier and neater, as well as being able to be used on 2.5" drives without an issue, just like the data connection.
     
  14. breeza

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    My last motherboard came with all sorts of diferrent power adapters. It would be nice if everything was standard.
     
  15. kingnoob

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    thats wish full finking >.<
     
  16. breeza

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    Nothing is ever easy :(