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Postby Scour on Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:22 pm

http://anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=2610&p=11

Here you could see that it uses a DVD-drive from LG with S-ATA.

Again I wonder why the drive manufacturers don´t bring drives with S-ATa to the retail market.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:01 pm

Apparently the chipsets that control the SATA ports are too varied at the moment for complete SATA optical penetration (From what I can see, they ONLY support native Intel SATA chipsets fully). Take a look at Plextor's SATA DVD-RW drives (I'm pretty sure Plexy is the only SATA optical drive manufacturer at the moment) @ newegg and read the reviews. Horrendous. Even worse with their ludicrous MSRP (more than 2x Benq's superior 1640).
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:08 pm

Samsung has a SATA drive as well. I talked to them about it a few weeks back and they probably aren't going to bring it to the US market due to technical problems with users.
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Postby Scour on Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:01 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:I'm pretty sure Plexy is the only SATA optical drive manufacturer at the moment)


Liteon have (had?) a S-ATA CD-burner, MSI have a S-ATA-Combo-drive.
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