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Offline LugwidVanB

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DVD burner question
« on: Dec 14, 2009, 02:32 AM »
I want a dvd burner and am looking at the Samsung Internal DVD-W Supermulti SATA 22X Lightscribe which sells for $31 incl s&h on Amazon. It says it requires sata cables. I have the Asus A8N-SLI mb. How do I check if it allows sata cables?

Also, does anyone have an opinion on this dvd burner or a better one? Thanks, Tom

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Re: DVD burner question
« Reply #1 on: Dec 14, 2009, 05:18 AM »
Yes it does support SATA. 
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Re: DVD burner question
« Reply #2 on: Dec 14, 2009, 08:10 AM »
Thanks Bill. I don't think there is a cheaper burner around. Tom

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Re: DVD burner question
« Reply #3 on: Dec 15, 2009, 05:32 AM »
Newegg has this one on sale this week with free shipping.
Samsung DVD SH-S222A

It's not SATA though.
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Re: DVD burner question
« Reply #4 on: Dec 15, 2009, 08:20 AM »
If your system supports SATA, then I would opt for SATA drive. You won't notice any significant speed gain for a DVD player, but the SATA cables are much easier work with and are better for system cooling. Overall, SATA peripherals are also easier to manage.
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Re: DVD burner question
« Reply #5 on: Dec 15, 2009, 04:22 PM »
Thanks for your input Scuzzy, Pat. I ordered the SATA model. It also comes with Nero which I've had overall good experience with in the past. I'll let you know how it works. Tom