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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 09, 2006, 05:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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After years of being around, Serial ATA (SATA) is likely to finally become a mainstream interconnection technology not only for hard disk drives, but also for optical disc drives in the second half of 2007, according to a media report.

Several DVD recorders, including Sony AW-Q160S, Asustek DRW-1814BLT and DVD-E616A3T that support Serial ATA interconnection instead of advanced technology attachment packet interface (ATAPI) have already been launched. Additionally, Samsung Electronics, Pioneer, Lite-On IT and BenQ will launch Serial ATA DVD burners this quarter, according to a news-story by DigiTimes web-site.

Given that for optical drives data transfer rates of interfaces have no effect on performance and typical Parallel ATA interconnection is found on broader amount of personal computers, makers of optical disc drives (ODD) have been reluctant to implement Serial ATA. However, Intel Corp. is reducing the number of Parallel ATA devices supported by its core-logic sets, which catalyzes makers of ODDs to transit their products to newer interface.

Higher market penetration of Serial ATA, which supports higher transfer rates, performance enhancements and thinner cables, is likely to spur demand for optical drives with new interconnection and force makers of the devices to integrate SATA into mainstream ODDs in the second half of 2007, the web-cites sources close to ODD makers as saying.

No officials from the aforementioned ODD companies commented on the news-story.

Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/20061004071728.html


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FordGT90Concept Oct 09, 2006, 05:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
Finally. :D

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Nothing. :x

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Dublin_Gunner Oct 09, 2006, 06:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
yeah about time. I've had to use those horrible IDE cables for way too long. Even the 'round' ones are bulky and cumbersome

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 09, 2006, 06:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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DublinGunner said:
yeah about time. I've had to use those horrible IDE cables for way too long. Even the 'round' ones are bulky and cumbersome

Im looking forward to it thats for sure. Id love to ditch IDE.

Doesnt Plextor have SATA optical drives?

Dublin_Gunner Oct 09, 2006, 06:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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there are a few out on the market alright, and I believe you're correct in saying Plextor have at least 1 SATA model.

They are few and far between though, difficult to find

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FordGT90Concept Oct 09, 2006, 06:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I think Plextor has two SATA 150 models but they cost around $100 USD...

:O What's this? A cheap Lite-On with SATA interface?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N...rchInDesc=

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great price for the drive, but doesnt write dvd's.

Also, only the plextor is in stock

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SuPeR Xp Oct 09, 2006, 06:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
They should of kicked EIDE & IDE or anything of that matter out the door years ago. SATA150 & 300 should of been adopted much more faster IMO. And now we have the upcoming SATA600 ;)

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Super XP said:
They should of kicked EIDE & IDE or anything of that matter out the door years ago. SATA150 & 300 should of been adopted much more faster IMO. And now we have the upcoming SATA600 ;)

Yeah I read about SATA600. As a matter of fact, I was in some thread and mentioned that there was a new SATA interface coming out soon but couldnt find the article on it. Then I came across this. :)

john albrich Oct 10, 2006, 12:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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DublinGunner said:
yeah about time. I've had to use those horrible IDE cables for way too long. Even the 'round' ones are bulky and cumbersome


If you're in a situation where IDE is unavailable or IDE cables aren't practical, don't forget that there are IDE2SATA adapters out there for US$12-$40 depending on where you buy it.

I've used two different sub-$15 brands and both worked fine. Some cases may not have enough room between the drive and the PSU to add the adapter (adds maybe 3cm) However, I have NOT tried booting off any IDE drive fitted with the SATA adapter.

Dublin_Gunner Oct 10, 2006, 06:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well I havent used an IDE HDD in about 3 years, so thats not an issue.

I dont like those cards either, I'd much rather a native drive.

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4Qman Oct 10, 2006, 07:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ive recently got a Samsung SATA Dvd/RW drive and oh boy its alot better. No lag when loading a disk like IDE.

Its also around 2-4minutes faster Burning a DVD than the best IDE drive from the reviews i read. Shame i dont have a PC anymore to use it. :/

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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
???????????????????????

WTF??

Where's your rig gone?

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Ian Yeoh Oct 10, 2006, 08:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
My vote is for Serail Attached SCSI. SAS is backwards compatible with Sata anyway. My early usage experience with SAS has been fabulous! Nothing in the WD Raptor line, however it is set up, can touch SAS.

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Ian Yeoh said:
My vote is for Serail Attached SCSI. SAS is backwards compatible with Sata anyway. My early usage experience with SAS has been fabulous! Nothing in the WD Raptor line, however it is set up, can touch SAS.

SATA is getting to the point where it is getting faster than SCSI anymore.

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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
Double post.

FordGT90Concept Oct 10, 2006, 03:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
SATA doesn't have the reliability, RAID levels, performance, hubs, etc. of SAS. One SAS card can hook up 65535 devices if you got enough hubs. SATA is the poor mans SAS just as PATA is the poor mans SCSI. It's like comparing a Ford Ka to a Ford GT.

It doesn't matter how fast the SATA interface gets because there's no SATA hard drives that can even consistently fill the SATA150 bandwidth.

SATA and SCSI are two different boats. Compare serial to serial and parallel to parallel please.

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>> Re: Serial ATA to Become Mainstream for Optical Drives in 2H 2007.
Well said, GT90.

Do not confuse SCSI with Serial Attached SCSI. When comparing SAS to Sata, there really isn't a contest at all. The latest X15.5s are a monster.

Sean Costello Oct 10, 2006, 04:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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But not Every one can afford the SAS cards lol

im not gonna spend like $500 jsut to get a DVD Burner.

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