Published on 5th December 2005 by
Originally Posted by LoneArchonI still use a PS/2 mouse on my computer. I may as well use those port for my keyboard and mouse and free up 2 usb port for other uses. I only currently see one advantage to using the sata dvd burner and that is to have a cleaner inside by way of better wire mangement. But the price gap is to large for the lack of performace 118.99 for the plextor sata vs 49.99 for the pioneer pata(prices on newegg for retail versons).
Originally Posted by thecrownlesmaybe we can all finally throw away our floppy drives once the windows devs get off their fat arses and actually add support for driver CDs on startup instead of needing floppies for RAID drivers. Anyone with RAID can tell you why we currently cannot leave our floppy drives out of the equation.
Maybe in Windows Vista.... :(
Does anyone still use a PS2 mouse?
Originally Posted by FirehedI'll keep twiddling my thumbs for a viable SATA option then. Oh well. At least I dumped having floppies a good three years ago, and using... ever since my first CD burner - the blazin' fast 4x uberdrive (about 20min for a full burn, with probably 40% success rates at $1.50 a disk, vs now ~2:30 99% 15c)
Probably time for my fourth DVD burner... I kinda broke my 16x DL drive when I decided I needed to open it to apply a carbon fibre skin. Shame... of course all my media is 8x, as is my other drive, so it doesn't do anything except waste the $40 I paid. Luckily I have no need at all for dual-layer burning as media is still too expensive to be useful... I'd rather wait for a DVD recode and use 30c media than get 1:1 (after killing off previews) and use much more expensive and slow-burning DL media.
My recommendation for all reviewers- call the manufacturer next time before publishing a damning review of a highly reviewed and regarded product.
I agree that a quality test should have been provided. I, personally don't care as much about pure speed, but am concerned with whether the final burn is decent and compatible with other hardware, etc.
Also, which brand and manufacturer of media did you use? That can greatly affect read/write performance, depending on each drive's media table. Plus, some drives just "like" certain media manufacturers, so it's good info to have.
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