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Dvd burner do i buy burner with sata or ide?

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Hello, I have heard both good and bad about SATA burners. The good is they are faster burning a CD or DVD. The do run cooler and because of the smaller SATA power and Data cables(Compared to the wide ribbon Cables) there is better air flow in case. I use a ASUS SATA lightscribe DVD-RW CD-RW Multi recorder. I just built a Computer less than a month ago and I have both SATA and IDE Hard drives installed and have been very happy with Performance. I would use SATA for as many devices as possible. It is the future, for a while anyway until someone comes up with something faster. Hope this helps.

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YES.

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