Alright, so I’m looking for MCC004s, and I need to make sure they are Lightscribe 1.2 (I picked that up somewhere I think).
I’m now starting to have second thoughts
I later realised that Plextor is an external drive, connecting by USB or Firewire.
I have 4 OCZ Vertex SSD drives on pre-order, and when they arrive they will be going into RAID0. The chances are they will not work well on motherboard RAID so a hardware RAID card will be installed.
However the motherboard will be RAIDing up some combination of large capacity mechanical drives.
The long and the short of that is that I’m concerned with that going on sticking a SATA burner on either controller could lead to problems, likewise adding a cheapo third controller could cause conflicts. I do have an Adaptec 1430SA lying around, but I’d rather sell that than use it for a single SATA optical drive. It’s also not really intended for optical drives.
So now I’m thinking external drive connected by USB or Firewire would completely prohibit any IDE/SATA type problems.
I’ve never even looked at an external drive before, so I’ve no idea if they’re pretty much universally problem free, or if they are the root of all evil…
Procrastination at work