would a sata DVD burner be faster

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  1. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    no, after just 1 year my sata dvd burner died on me
     
  3. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    that's gay.....
    so it's not worth it???
     
  4. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    whether or not his DVD burner died within a year on him is irrelevant. But no, it's not worth it unless you preffer the SATA connection type. Let's assume that the best IDE drive can peak at 133Mbps, and the best SATA drive can peak at 300Mbps.

    Let's put this into perspective
    DVD's typically burn at 16x
    the fastest CDs can typically be read at 52x

    so DVDs can be burnt at around 19Mbps
    and CDs can be read at 62Mbps

    as you can see, you really don't need the speed increase

    However, SATA offers certain features such as hot-swapping and cables that facilitate air-flow within the case.

    so in short, it doesn't really matter. Get the cheaper one, but make sure it's a reliable drive.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152060

    :dunno: do some research
     
  5. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I'll agree that IDE vs. SATA doesn't matter for transfer rate of CD and DVD drives, but your numbers are way off.

    CD and DVD speeds are not directly comparable. A 1x CD is 150KB/sec. So a 52x CD is 7800 KB/sec or about 7.6 MB/sec. A 1x DVD is 1352 KB/sec.

    Yes, a 1x DVD reads or writes almost exactly as fast as a 9x CD. A 16x DVD transfers data at 21.1 MB/sec. Neither is going to exactly saturate ATA33 even, much less ATA133 or SATA, but DVDs are definitely faster despite the lower "x" ratings.
     
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    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    I didn't know that 1x dvd was 1352KBps, thanks. However, I think I got the CD right.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    No, even the fastest DVD drive available can't come close to transferring enough data to overload an IDE connection. The SATA drives are just there for fools or people with really new computers that don't have IDE connectors.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Or people who hate those damn ribbon cables and can't be rid of them soon enough.
     
  10. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    werd.....i'm building a new puter and i am trying to hide or at least manage all the wires....i don't even want to use the round IDE cables.....but i'm just anal about somethings
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    They make round IDE cables now. I have a set in my computer. Though the ribbon cables can't be beat in tight cases like Shuttle XPCs. My mother's computer is one of those, I was glad for the paper-thin ribbon cables that time.
     

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