Sorry for double post, but this section of the forums is more populated. I need some help. I just ordered my new pc and I picked out an IDE DVD writer for it. I just now found out that your supposed to have your DVD drive and your hard drive on the same interface. The hard drive I ordered is a SATA. So, do you think I will run into any problems when installing these drives?
the article does say things about SATA, but you misinterpreted it.
It is recommending to you that if you have an IDE hard disk, you most likely need an IDE DVD drive, because your computer probably doesn't have SATA support.
Conversely, if your system has SATA hard disks, you may want to get a SATA DVD drive, because you know it supports SATA, and some computers that have SATA ports don't necessarily have IDE ports. (SATA is faster anyway, so if you have it, why not?)
It's just a recommendation to new people on what kind they should get, so they don't have to do a bunch of figuring.
As far as I can tell, the article says nothing about SATA. I even did a search for "SATA" and "serial" before responding. It does talk about SCSI and IDE/ATA, however. So my thought was that the article was written before SATA drives were out, indicating it's age.
Also, practically speaking, SATA isn't faster than ATA. In particular, DVD drives aren't going to be able to saturate either interface.