View Full Version : SATA Optical Drives???
01-12-06, 04:17 AM
Can you get them? - if so what models numbers are available etc.
I think jAkUp might have one but cant remember......
01-12-06, 04:30 AM
This (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131351) is the only one that's out so far. I've heard mixed things about it, but if you want to get away from PATA, you don't have any other options.
01-12-06, 04:41 AM
Ok thanks - thats to beige and too expensive at the moment for me.
I'll wait for it to be mainstream I think.
01-12-06, 08:26 AM
Yeah and it's a Plextor. Ick.
Honestly if it were me I'd just get myself a regular IDE burner and put it in an enclosure. This is one sort of application that is not going to benefit from SATA in the slightest.
01-12-06, 08:31 AM
plextor aren't that good latelly
preffer my benq and pioneer
I think MSI makes a sata model also...
But yea, you can buy those IDE converters, to convert any drive to SATA. Th plextor is an IDE drive with basically a converter inside.
01-12-06, 07:43 PM
The MSI is a combo drive and uses regular molex for power. Asus also has a combo drive sata but I couldn't find it anywhere.
Here are the sites for those drives.
asus - http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=6&l2=33&l3=0&model=483&modelmenu=1
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