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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:22 am
by blake
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:43 am
by MediumRare
In Germany, the ASUS E616A3T seems to be readily available, e.g. 18 Euros at alternate.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:31 pm
by Scour
The Asus would also be my choice

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:29 pm
by Machinus
Isn't the buffer too small? Do they make any sata roms with 2mb buffers?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:42 pm
by Scour
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

I vote no!

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:42 am
by ionian
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.



PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:20 pm
by SkaarjMaster
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?


PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:43 pm
by Ian
ASUS usually offers their drives with IDE or SATA. Look for models ending in T.