[QUOTE=Arachne;2529033]Yup, HDD (and DVD media) for me as well, at least for the forseeable future. :)…wouldn’t mind picking up a couple of SSDs at some point though drool.
I have the 223 as well, I have the SB03 firmware on it - it’s advisable to update to that revision at least (there is a Sticky about it in our Samsung DVD Writer sub-forum). What firmware does your Sammy currently have - if you can’t plug the drive in to find out, it should say on the sticker on the drive itself.
EDIT: Linky to Samsung firmware announcement here.
Although opinions on this Sammy drive model are mixed, I personally have had no problem with mine, it does what I need it to do both reading/ripping-wise, and burning-wise. As a bonus, it also seems to do well with burning mediocre quality media.
An SATA add-in card might be a cheaper option for you than a new mobo, although you may like to gather more opinions on what one to get, as some add-on card chipsets don’t play well with SATA optical drives.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for that, it has that version of the the firmware already then.
I thought about an add on card but i only have 1 pci slot and it taken my a tv tuner. I have also had a hard time with ide cards in the past so id rather not go down that route again. Im also getting hdmi optical out more usb ports and a few other nice extras that my current board doesnt have it’s also only $80 for the asus mb im looking at with 6 sata over the 4 (inc 1 broken plug) that i have now.
I also figure with the price and size of hdd’s now that a 1 tb hdd is about teh same if not cheaper than the same amount of space in dl blanks. And the way hdd’s increase in size over time my multiple hdd’s will fit on one hdd soon and it’s alot easier to transfer (when the price is right).
Ive been looking into htpc’s a bit and ssd’s are great for these, no noise low power quick booting and you can just stream from cheap pc’s like ive got with the noisey hdd’s and fans elsewhere in the house
Im going to be buying hdd’s not spindles from now on