View Full Version : SATA Optical Drives???

01-12-06, 04:17 AM
Can you get them? - if so what models numbers are available etc.

thanks. guys.

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.

thanks again.

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

01-12-06, 10:13 AM
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

MSI- http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=XA52P&class=osd