IDE Verses Sata

  moorephil 11:20 09 Apr 2007

Hi, I want to upgrade my DVD burner.If I have Sata hard drives have I got to use Sata dvd buners.
I know you can get either IDE interface or Sata interface,which burners do I needto get?

  Stuartli 11:31 09 Apr 2007

An Secondary IDE Channel connection is more than adequate for rewriter use. Make sure that DMA is Enabled.

  MAJ 11:32 09 Apr 2007

No you don't need to get a DVD burner with a SATA connection, if you have an IDE connection on your motherboard, then an IDE burner is sufficient.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:33 09 Apr 2007

Makes no difference.
Data transfer will be limited by the spin speed of the disks.

As long as you have an IDE channel on your board then use that for the CD /DVD drives and save your SATA ports for the much faster HDDs

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