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DVD drives, which ones?

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April 8, 2011 11:11:52 AM

I'm a new builder and I do not understand the differences in these drives.

IDE Samsung drive
SATA Samsung drive
Bluray Combo drive

which should I get. I only use my DVD drive for viewing movies, CD's, don't need blu-ray. I don't need to burn anything either.

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a b G Storage
April 8, 2011 11:48:30 AM

Then you should ignore the bluray combo drive. Now, getting IDE or SATA drive could be a choice. What mobo do you have and what device is already using your ide or sata port?
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April 8, 2011 12:02:18 PM

Pyree said:
Then you should ignore the bluray combo drive. Now, getting IDE or SATA drive could be a choice. What mobo do you have and what device is already using your ide or sata port?


CPU-i5 2500k
MOTHERBOARD-AsRock P67 Pro3
GRAPHICS CARD-GTX570
CASE-Coolermaster RC-692 Advanced II
PSU-Antec EarthWatts 650W
RAM-8G 1600 G.Skill-Ripjaws-X
MONITOR-LG 2353V-PF 23"
HDD-Seagate SATA3 3.5" 1TB
OS-Window 7

DVD RW-?

CPU Cooler-CoolerMaster Hyper212+

Keyboard- Sidewinder X4

List of my parts. Is there a difference between IDE and SATA?

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a b G Storage
April 8, 2011 12:08:50 PM

Don't see an ide on your mobo. Get a sata DVD drive. There is no difference in the speed of sata or ide DVD drive as the maximum read/write speed of the DVD is lower than the bandwidth of both ide or sata interface. But ide you can connect two drives to one port with splitted cable, one mater and one slave drive in jumper setting.
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April 9, 2011 1:19:18 AM

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