I am wondering if the SATA interfase is really worth in the case of DVD/CD writers (I am sure it is useful in the case of hard drives).
On the other hand, I changed the motherboard some months ago and this mobo has only one IDE channel (it is possible to connect only 2 devices) and I have 2 IDE hard disks but the DVD writer is also IDE. Result: one hard disk is stored
I am considering buying a SATA DVD writer but I am not sure if it will work better (lower burning times, faster access, less coasters, etc).
I am opening this discussion as a source of info about this question.