The VIA SATA controller should support optical drives (and the Pioneer does work with it), but apparently the Pioneer is very slow on it.
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I suspect the Pioneer currently only operates in PIO mode 0 on it. That would explain the high amount of CPU usage, too.
Silicon Image based non-Raid controllers are known to be very compatible with optical drives. Where do you live? Perhaps some members have suggestions.
I live in Germany.
What about this one?
It’s listed with Raid controller as “model number” by Amazon, but mentions a SATA Link chipset in the product description. It uses a Sil3114 chip according to the product title. It’s also not that expensive - I want to build a new PC in one or two months anyway, so it doesn’t make much sense to spend a lot of money on a controller now. When I get a new mainboard for the new PC, I will be able to directly use the Pioneer writer with that.