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Any SATA DVD-ROMS

Postby blake on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:22 am

Are there any good SATA DVD-ROMs out there (not burners)?
I am looking for fast DVD rip speeds and quietness.

I was planning on getting the Asus E616A DVD-ROM as it has received the best reviews, but it only comes in IDE.
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:43 am

In Germany, the ASUS E616A3T seems to be readily available, e.g. 18 Euros at alternate.

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Postby Scour on Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:31 pm

The Asus would also be my choice
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Postby Machinus on Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:29 pm

Isn't the buffer too small? Do they make any sata roms with 2mb buffers?
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Postby Scour on Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:42 pm

Machinus wrote:Isn't the buffer too small? Do they make any sata roms with 2mb buffers?


Shouldnt make probs on a good PC-System
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I vote no!

Postby ionian on Tue May 06, 2008 12:42 am

Hi!
I would suggest against the Asus E616A3T.
I bought one about a month ago and it's DVD read speeds are pitiful.

It rips CDs fast into Itunes, but it STARTS reading a single layer DVD at 4-5x and gets up to about 8x. It takes about 10 min to read a SINGLE LAYER dvd! I'm very disappointed.

After poking around on forums it turns out that this drive has a riplock on it to prevent high speed DVD Ripping. To make matters worse I can't find any hacked firmware that kills the riplock and from what I can gather on other forums there probably won't be any since most people now are focusing on DVD Reader/Writers and the upcoming Blu-Ray drives so the chances of anyone taking the time to write hacked firmware for it is practically nil.

Aside from the fast CD ripping speed, it really let me down for a SATA reader and I'd return the damn thing but I bought it from NewEgg and it's more of a pain in the ass to box it up and mail it back so I just kept it.

Never thought I'd see the day when my IDE reader/writer could rip a DVD faster then my SATA reader.

Thanks,
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Re: Any SATA DVD-ROMS

Postby SkaarjMaster on Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:20 pm

Any good new SATA ones? Is that Asus 818 one SATA? I'm getting a new system in Feb/Mar 2009 and may use my old drives until they stop performing well or die. Also, my new MB will have only one PATA port, which kinda blows.........why not 6 SATA and 2 PATA on the new boards?
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Re: Any SATA DVD-ROMS

Postby Ian on Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:43 pm

ASUS usually offers their drives with IDE or SATA. Look for models ending in T.
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