SATA DVD Burner w/lightscribe, looking for recommendations

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#1

Hi,

My new PC is SATA only. Tried several different IDE -> SATA converters and although the BIOS saw the drive Vista (stupid Vista) would not. So I am unable to get my extra BenQ DW1655 going in the new PC.

Looking for a recommendation for a SATA Lightscribe DVD burner. To me quality of burns is much more important than speed. Hopefully there is something roughly equivalent to the DW1655 in the SATA world.

Many Thanks


#2

Lite-On is the only option, if LS required.
Or one of their clones.
NEC may have one too. That isn’t a Lite-On clone.
No idea of model numbers though.


#3

Unfortunately many non Silicon Image chipsets don’t work correctly with SATA optical drives which could be a problem if you have chipset other than Silicon Image which means getting an SATA drive may not help. For such a circumstance your only fix may be to get an SATA adapter with Silicon Image chipset.


#4

Hi, The XPS 420 came with a SATA PLDS DH-16A6S. I’m looking to supplement it with a top quality SATA Lightscribe drive.

[I]SATA adapter with Silicon Image chipset.
[/I]Can’t seem to locate these. Do u have a link?

Thanks


#5

Maybe the 7201S from optiarc, all the 720xA & 7200XS series burn very good, so i’m guessing that the 7201S will do the same thing as well.


#6

[QUOTE=sqadzilla;2085051]Hi, The XPS 420 came with a SATA PLDS DH-16A6S. I’m looking to supplement it with a top quality SATA Lightscribe drive.

[I]SATA adapter with Silicon Image chipset.
[/I]Can’t seem to locate these. Do u have a link?

Thanks[/QUOTE]

http://www.siliconimage.com/products/productfamily.aspx?id=3


#7

Thanks maybe I’ll give it a shot. Anyone know how they comapre burn quality-wise to lite-on.

Thanks


#8

See http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=pci+sata+adapter+-+silicon+image&spell=1 for other sources with silicon image chipset.