SATA or EIDE dvd burner

  moorephil 17:34 PM 30 Nov 08
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I am thinking of buying a new dvd burner, I have SATA hard drives installed but I am not sure about wether to buy an SATA or EIDE dvd burner.I don'nt know which I have at the moment,all I know is my current dvd burner is at least 4 years old and is model Sony DVD RW DW-18.My mainboard is an MSI PT8 Neo series.
Does it matter which one I choose?

  ambra4 19:50 PM 30 Nov 08

“Does it matter which one I choose?”

NO, as the motherboard has a second SATA port an a IDE connector

  DieSse 20:37 PM 30 Nov 08

It doesn't matter.

Just as an aside, I've always preferred to use LG optical drives, as I've found them to have very good reliability.

  moorephil 20:22 PM 01 Dec 08

thanks for your replys guys.
I have since found out that it does matter,my motherboard is 4 years old and I believe that it needs to be no more than 18 months old to support Sata optical drives,so I think I'll stick with EIDE.

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