Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Slippy, Jul 10, 2008.
So i'm looking to buy a new combo drive(DVDRW/CDRW). Are SATA drives better/faster?
I tried one in the last system I made - I wouldn't recommend it and it's mostly because DOS doesn't like it. Besides, you have an IDE channel, might as well use it.
awesome, thanks guys... IDE it is
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Did you just say 'DOS?'
the advantage of getting SATA:
1. thin cables = easy for wire management, will not restrict airflow like IDE's fatty ribbon cables (you can buy rounded IDE cables though)
2. no more master/slave config
only con is it does have issues/problems on old shit
I prefer SATA. It's hot swappable and the cables are easier to hide.
They can be a pain in the ass when installing XP, though. I highly recommend using nLite to slipstream the drivers onto your install disk if/when you reformat.
Yes - some of us still use it for ghosting.