Blu-ray Burner on ATA

  Chasman 21:28 30 Mar 2011

Hi guys,

I hope someone can help me.

I intend on buying a Blu-Ray burner for my PC probably a Pioneer.
Having looked at the specs of a numberof burners they all seem to be SATA, my PC is a few years old and has an ATA motherboard.

I can buy an adaptor for a £5 from pcworld but my question is will a blu-ray burner still work ok.
Isn't SATA a quicker etc, will it slow down the data transfer,affect its performance, increase chances of getting a coaster rather than a useful disk etc...

thanks in advance


  Quiller. 22:10 30 Mar 2011

"will a blu-ray burner still work ok"


"will it slow down the data transfer"

It should not. dvd-r at a burn rate of 16 speed transfers data @ 21MB/Sec. BD-R DL at a burn rate of 4X is just 18 MB/Sec.

affect its performance

It may burn at a slower rate.

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