20 x DVD writer problems will they work

My computer parts provider has put a note on their web page saying that 20 speed dvd burners (all makes) will only work if your motherboard is an ich8 and above.

anybody else aware of this problem/issue?

I am not sure if this is a problem relates to sata or ide drives



The statement is not correct.
I have ICH5 and ICH7 boards and they work perfectly well on those. Also a Athlon based system with an NF4 chipset, again no problem. But the IDE controller must support UDMA mode 4 (as most do in the last 2 years at least).

SATA 150 also has more than enough bandwidth to burn at 20x