Help picking out dvd drive

vbimport

#1

I’m looking at picking up a new dvd burner.

I’m looking at the following
Lite-On DH-20A4P-04
Lite-On DH-20A4P-04
Lite-On LH-20A1S
Lite-On DH-20A4H-08
Lite-On IHAS120-08
and finally Sony DRU190A

SATA/PATA doesn’t really matter for me at this point.

Which one would you guys recommend? Thank you.


#2

I would pick Sony first but would take the Litey mitey 20A4H!


#3

Are you sure “SATA/PATA doesn’t really matter for me at this point?” Not all chipsets work correctly with SATA optical drives, and Silicon Image chipsets are known to work correctly while others may or may not. I’ve seen a number or posts with SATA burner problems due to this fact, and you may want to select PATA model unless you have Silicon Image chipset.