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DVD drive interface

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August 31, 2012 9:08:35 AM

I am just wondering if I was to go buy a x24 sata drive would it be able to operate any faster then a x24 drive using IDE?

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a c 79 G Storage
September 4, 2012 12:04:12 AM

Theoretically, yes it would. However, whilst high-speed data transfer is desirable on hard drives & flash media, it's not always desirable or even necessary with a CD/DVD drive. Examples:

1. Watching DVD video or playing CD audio - higher speed would make no difference because it's not required.

2. Burning to disc - higher speeds (if used) can lead to write errors.

3. Although higher speeds are desirable such as when transferring data from CD/DVD/installing CD-based software, just how many times a week would you actually be doing that?
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September 9, 2012 4:29:42 AM

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September 9, 2012 12:24:37 PM

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