Need Help: Going from IDE to SATA

vbimport

#1

Hi I’ve been using two Benq drives, 1620 and 1650 to burn DVD’s for the past. I am going to build a new system and well I want to move on to SATA drives, but don’t have a clue on what is good at the present time. Any recommendations on which brand\drive to buy for SATA dvd writer to burn mostly Verbatim +/- media, but mainly +R. Thanks for the help, really appreciate it.

Also well two drives are better than one for ripping etc, so any recommendation for second drive would be good too.

dja2k


#2

My first choise would be the [B]Optiarc 720xS[/B], and the second, [B]Pioneer 215[/B].


#3

The Pioneer won’t booktype Dvd+R to Dvd-Rom without tweaking the firmware though, but still good recommendations. I would add SH-S203B to that list.


#4

Found the Optiarc AD-7201S-0B, but not the Pioneer 215, though did find the Optiarc 720xS.

dja2k


#5

[QUOTE=dja2k;2133781]Found the Optiarc AD-7201S-0B, but not the Pioneer 215, though did find the Optiarc [B][U]720xS[/U][/B].

dja2k[/QUOTE]

720xS is just a way of covering all models. So the x could 1 or 3 & so on.

I have the 7203S (has LabelFlash) for example. You have found the 7201S.


#6

Pioneer is DVR-215D.


#7

So in your opinion, would it be better to get two different drives than two identical? Since back in NEC days, I’ve grown more towards Liteon than NEC. Maybe will take a look at the SH-S203B.

dja2k


#8

[QUOTE=dja2k;2133781]Found the Optiarc AD-7201S-0B, but not the [B][U]Pioneer 215[/U][/B], though did find the Optiarc 720xS.

dja2k[/QUOTE]

If in the USA you can go direct http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Shop/DVD-Burners/Serial+ATA+DVD+Burners


#9

[QUOTE=dja2k;2133785]So in your opinion, would it be better to get two different drives than two identical? Since back in NEC days, I’ve grown more towards Liteon than NEC. Maybe will take a look at the SH-S203B.

dja2k[/QUOTE]

Pioneer along with the latest NEC Optiarc drives are better burners than Lite-On (IMHO).
Samsung is like Lite-On good reader. In fact my speed patched 223F is the fastest reader/ripper ever. Just not too hot as a burner.
My Pioneer 215 & NEC 7203S are probably the best burners. Certainly in terms of what’s available.


#10

Okay yes I want one for fastest reading and one for burning, so then most of you agree, get a Samsung for speed and a Pio or NEC for writing?

On Samsung, only find 223q

dja2k


#11

[QUOTE=dja2k;2133795]Okay yes I want one for fastest reading and one for burning, so then most of you agree, get a Samsung for speed and a Pio or NEC for writing?

On Samsung, only find 223q

dja2k[/QUOTE]

:iagree::iagree::iagree::iagree:


#12

I’d get a Pioneer DVR-215 (or NEC 72xx) for burning, and a Liteon for reading, because Liteons are not just good readers, but scanners also.

That’s why the current setup in this machine of mine looks like this: Pioneer DVR-215 and Liteon iHAS 120 (both SATA). My IDE drives are in my other boxes, SATA only.


#13

I can’t say about other Samsungs, but mine are just fine for reading & writing.


#14

Okay I will get the NEC 72xx that I mentioned, but can you point me out to the Liteon that is good, maybe from Newegg. Thanks

dja2k


#15

Oh, I forgot to mention that the SH-S203B scans as well, WOW!, reader, writer & scanner. I bet if I set it up correctly it would wash my vehicle as well. :iagree:


#16

[quote=dja2k;2133804]Okay I will get the NEC 72xx that I mentioned, but can you point me out to the Liteon that is good, maybe from Newegg. Thanks

dja2k[/quote]

I can recommend the Liteon iHAS 120 I have myself. Very good reader, reliable DVD scanner, including jitter scanning (SL and DL media (both layers), widely available at a cheap price.


#17

[QUOTE=packetloss;2133812]I can recommend the Liteon iHAS 120 I have myself. Very good reader, reliable DVD scanner, including jitter scanning (SL and DL media (both layers), widely available at a cheap price.[/QUOTE]
This one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106263 ???

dja2k


#18

Yes, or the retail version which only costs 1$ more at newegg.


#19

Btw., just remember that for jitter scanning to work with this drive, you need a patched version of Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.16 which was uploaded by C0deKing a few weeks ago: click. And you need to enable jitter scanning in the advanced scanning options of CD-DVD Speed. Read the linked thread for more details.

This will likely be integrated in the next version of Nero CD-DVD Speed anyway though.


#20

Okay thanks all of you, I have narrowed it down to the NEC 7201S and Liteon iHAS 120 sata drives mentioned here.

dja2k