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Old 07-22-2007, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default An SATA DVD Drive.

I was thinking that since SATA is going great how much of a difference would it be in speed and air flow for a DVD drive to b in SATA

I was looking at this and it looks nice
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: An SATA DVD Drive.

Are they that much faster than the IDE drives? I'm going to be stealing the SATA optical drive from my dad's HP (shhh) for the IDE one I have now.
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Default Re: An SATA DVD Drive.

i dont think there any faster at the moment if u look at the burn and read speeds of dvd RW drives then i dont think there any different from Pata drives ?
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Default Re: An SATA DVD Drive.

Soo in terms of airflow would it be better because the case im getting has an Exhaust fan on the top? And i like everything in a round cable or smaller

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Default Re: An SATA DVD Drive.

In terms of airflow, it will improve it slightly, however if the IDE ribbon cable is installed correctly and efficently, the difference will be negliable. As for the speed, there is no difference and never will be with removable DVD and CD disc storage. The bottleneck there is not the interface but the actual speed of the drive itself.

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I was thinking that since SATA is going great how much of a difference would it be in speed and air flow for a DVD drive to b in SATA

I was looking at this and it looks nice
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135146
Their would be no speed difference. Most IDE DVD-RW drives run at ATA66 speeds anyways. DVD's are too slow to take advantage of SATA, period.

However, their are 3 advantages.
1: SATA is new standard, their are IDE free motherboards.
2: SATA is becoming cheaper than IDE (Believe it already is, but due to volumes of IDE optical drives out their, we've yet to see SATA be cheaper than IDE)
3: SATA has better airflow.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:47 PM   #7
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Default Re: An SATA DVD Drive.

I agree there. Maybe it will be a little faster, but not dramatical. I think it still would be great for space saving, but speedwise, a little faster, cache and seek speaking.

And, to add to Chris's three advantages, in most cases, SATA is hot swappable. It even goes to eSATA.
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I agree there. Maybe it will be a little faster, but not dramatical. I think it still would be great for space saving, but speedwise, a little faster, cache and seek speaking.

And, to add to Chris's three advantages, in most cases, SATA is hot swappable. It even goes to eSATA.
you can unplug a SATA drive while the computer is on?
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Talking Re: An SATA DVD Drive.

For me there is no point to buy ultra fast drives.

Why ??

Well if we want to copy data from cd or dvd to hdd this drive will be faster that hard drive writing speed (25 - 50 MB/s).

About burning cd or dvds.

Well yes it will be faster but faster writing = more errors and not all drives can read data written with max speed.

The time diference between this and other is realy for cd about few seconds and for dvd about a minute.

For me its just a waste of money if u have one already.

If u dont for this price is very nice new "toy".
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you can unplug a SATA drive while the computer is on?
Yes, assumig it's hot swapable. Not the power though. Just the SATA plug.
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For me there is no point to buy ultra fast drives.

Why ??

Well if we want to copy data from cd or dvd to hdd this drive will be faster that hard drive writing speed (25 - 50 MB/s).

About burning cd or dvds.

Well yes it will be faster but faster writing = more errors and not all drives can read data written with max speed.

The time diference between this and other is realy for cd about few seconds and for dvd about a minute.

For me its just a waste of money if u have one already.

If u dont for this price is very nice new "toy".
I want one just to get rid of the gray ribbon. It will be easier for me when my case modding is all done and good.
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I agree there. Maybe it will be a little faster, but not dramatical. I think it still would be great for space saving, but speedwise, a little faster, cache and seek speaking.

And, to add to Chris's three advantages, in most cases, SATA is hot swappable. It even goes to eSATA.
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you can unplug a SATA drive while the computer is on?
Yeah, I do this all the time (And you can hotplug power, but its not advised, sometimes it can freak out the PSU and your computer reboots).

Also, it's possible to hotswap IDE (Not supposed to, can cause problems), and you need to disable the controller before doing it, which will kick off any other IDE drives.
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Default Re: An SATA DVD Drive.

Well, when I built my new rig I bought a SATA hard drive and a SATA dvd-rw drive simply because I have 2 older IDE hard drives that I wanted to install into my pc and the sata dvd drive left my one ide channel for the ide hard drives. I got a samsung black 18x dvd drive and it's been pretty good, other than the short delay from when you put the cd in to when it finally spins up (which I'm hoping a firmware upgrade will fix) it's been good. Haven't noticed a speed change though, thats alright.
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I want one just to get rid of the gray ribbon. It will be easier for me when my case modding is all done and good.
If your main purpose is to get rid of the grey ribbon cable order a rounded IDE cable. I got one for my DVD-RW drives and love it. So much easier to work with plus the blue neons running through it match everything else.
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