View Full Version : Dvd sata or dvd ide?

03-04-2007, 03:36 AM
Which one and why?

03-04-2007, 01:51 PM
There is virtually no speed difference between IDE and SATA DVD but for tidyness in the case if you can find a DVD SATA drive, buy that if it's not much more expensive.

03-07-2007, 11:07 AM
There is absolutely no speed difference, but SATA is a smaller, easier-to-use interface (hence the tidiness comment above); supports hotswap capabilities; and SATA ports are becoming more common while most motherboard have reduced IDE ports to two. IDE controllers will likely be phased out of motherboard entirely before 2009.