Mixing SATA and IDE burners?

vbimport

#1

I’m getting ready to build a new system. It’s going to have 2 SATA hard drives, a SATA Samsung burner, and I’d like to throw in one of my Benq’s (probably a 1650, but maybe a 1640) into the mix as well.

Has anyone had either any positive experiences or major issues with mixing a SATA burner and an IDE burner in a system? I have visions of potential conflicts, but am hoping I’m just being paranoid.


#2

No problems with Windows or Linux. I have two IDE DVD burners and one SATA burner. However, if you start copying or doing stuff between IDE and SATA drives, you might notice a performance hit on the bus.


#3

Better to cross reference with the specific chipset and mobo you will be using. I’m a little wary of the add-on nature of PATA support in the P965, and the i680 has well known problems with HD corruption, but it looks like you’re an AMD man.


#4

Yeah, it’s an AMD rig. What gave it away? :wink:

MOBO is an Abit KN9 Ultra, nForce 570 chipset. The SATA drive is a Samsung SH-S183L. I honestly don’t think I have ever done any on-the-fly copying or such between optical drives, so that shouldn’t be an issue regardless. 99.9% of everything I have ever burned was fro mthe HD. Sounds like I’ll be fine.