I’m looking to purchase a new DVD burner for my computer but am not sure how to determine which one to choose as far as the differences between SATA and IDE. My computer is relatively newer (2+ years) Dell XPS, XP Pro, fully updated and well taken care of…other than kicking it every once in a while :p. Which should I purchase, or does this really matter? I’m checking out Newegg right now and it looks like the majority are SATA but I don’t want to purchase and end up finding out that I have to return it.
If someone could give me a little insight on which burner to choose, this would also be helpful. I’ve been browsing CD Freaks for the last few days and have seen a lot of good reviews on the Lite-On’s but there a few different ones to choose from and the wealth of information on this site can sometimes create more questions than answers. To say the least, I’ve learned more about burning in the last few days than I ever have and I’ve been using computers for a long time.
I recently started using Nero CD-DVD Speed and would like to be able to use all the functions available in the disk quality section (jitter & PO failures) where my current burner does not have this ability.