I need some help. I own a DH-20A4H, which is IDE. I just bought it new 2 months ago for my system. But I’m building a new system now, and I’d like to get a SATA drive to avoid the IDE cable, but I can’t seem to find any advice on what SATA drive to get. I’ve read in several places here that the Optiarc AD-7203S is highly recommended, but that’s only available in Europe, and I’m in the US.
Is the DH-20A4H a good burner? I seem to have pretty good results, but it varies from disc to disc, and I’m using a spindle of Verbatim DVD+Rs. I also use this drive for Nero discspeed quality scanning, and I’m wondering if this is a reliable drive for scanning. Should I just keep this drive, and deal with the IDE cable? I don’t want to trash a good drive in exchange for a not-so-good SATA drive, and the SATA Lite-Ons at Newegg seem to get terrible comments on the forums here.