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SATA or PATA dvd recorders

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
October 8, 2010 3:55:16 AM

Can either SATA or PATA be installed in most PCs? What is needed, an adapter, different cables and is there an internal setting change needed?
October 24, 2010 11:12:44 PM

I sudgest you stay with SATA because PATA is old interface and it cost more to use that connection now.
October 26, 2010 3:23:50 AM

Modern components connect to the motherboard via SATA interface. PATA can still be used if necessary as some motherboards made today still contain a single legacy PATA (also called IDE) interface which can be chained by the IDE cable to host 2 components or via SATA to IDE adapters (I used one on my DVD drive for almost 2 years).

SATA offers more bandwidth, dedicated cabling, much slimmer cables, lower costs and other features.