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LG DVD Burner GSA-H62N SATA vs GSA-H50N IDE

Desja    -   October 3, 2007
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Conclusion:

Although there is a major jump in the data rate from IDE to SATA, these tests showed that it is not a huge overall improvement. One major benefit to SATA over IDE, I would have to say, is they got rid of Molex connectors. Anyone who has cut their fingers open or smashed their knuckles on their case fighting with a Molex connector can sympathize with me. Although the times didn't differ too much, for the most part SATA did win in almost every test. Just in space consumption alone, I'd choose SATA's connectors any day over IDE's bulky, cumbersome connectors. The LG drive was nice and quiet in both cases, thus showing LG does supply quality for low cost. I did not receive any under run or read errors throughout the entire test on either drive. I would say that because of the times and less cpu usage, I have to give SATA the clear victory here. IDE had its day in the sun; it's time for something new. It will be some time before the optical drives take full advantage of SATA like the SATA hard drives, but for now they are still worth your money if you like a clean case and just that little extra oomph when you need it. In summation, SATA is the clear winner in this epic battle of the optical drives.

 

 

Pros:

  • Faster speeds
  • Lower CPU usage
  • Cleaner looking case
  • Easy instalation
  • Software package that is included has very useful applications

 

 

Cons:

  • Does not come with Molex-to-SATA power cable converter

 

 

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