[QUOTE=therock003;2238166]Yes i understand that, i mean since sata provides greater bandwidth due to the improved interface, does that matter on the issue of optical drives? Or is it meant for user that generally prefer sata due to the lack of interest for IDE?
Me personally i prefer the IDE in this case, cause it saves me the trouble of purchasing the sata controller.[/QUOTE]
If you are going to get a bd drive then SATA is the only way, but if you are going to get a dvd-rw then IDE is good for everyday use.
[QUOTE=therock003;2238166]The thing is that it’s pricey since it can burn bd as well. I only want read capabilities for these formats so i can save some money.
If there’s no other alternative, i only need to know if the dvd quality compares to the pioneer models.[/QUOTE]
If you have some old hd-dvd then you dont have many options, but if you dont have any hd-dvd, then dont bother searching for a drive that would play this media.