Hi, I’m a new poster here looking for a replacement for my dying Pioneer 111D. It’s going to be used mostly for burning, but also general use (so it shouldn’t be too noisy).
The thing is, I need something that’s compatible with my system, which is several years old, and it has to be something that’s actually available somewhere at a decent price (I know a lot of the older drives are near-impossible to find these days).
You can see a diagram of what I’m using here with the DVR-111D: the classic IDE cable and 4-pin molex connector combo.
My motherboard: Asus A7V8X-X. It mentions IDE 2 x UltraDMA/133/100/66 in the specifications. After doing some research with transfer modes, I’m still not sure what ATA standard I have, although I think it’s ATA/ATAPI-7. Wouldn’t that make it SATA 1.0 though, and thus have different connector interface? So maybe it’s not ATA/ATAPI-7.
Anyway, now I’m looking at new options, including the high-rated Pioneer DVR-112D. Will that work with my system? The plugs are identical physically, but I’m not sure if the ATA standard is different or if that’ll raise any compability issues.
Pioneer: DVR-112D: http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/1733/2712900704af0.jpg
What burner would you folks recommend, given all that?