I’m on the brink of buying a new burner and like what I’ve read about the SH-S203N. Only problem is that it’s a SATA drive and I don’t have a SATA controller. I will have an open IDE port which brings me to the S202N which has identical specifications other than the interface. The price (on NewEgg) is EXACTLY the same at the moment, too. Other than the connectivity, is there anything different about the S202N? Can I reasonably expect similar performance from either of these drives? I can buy an add-on controller, but unless it gives me some advantage with this burner, I don’t have any other reason to do so.
I’m waiting to see tomorrow’s ads for Best Buy and Circuit City before buying an OEM version of one of these from NewEgg.