After a couple of days lurking in the background, doing some research on a new burner - with the information on the board here (thanks to everyone who did the testing for me) I decided on a Samsung SH-S203N. I wanted the lightscribe technology as well, for fun mainly…
My biggest issue is that i am running an older computer with no SATA connectors, just IDE. Is there such a connector out there that would go from the burner SATA connector to my IDE connector?
I had planned on pulling out my Plextor drive, I only got to burn three cds on it before it died (it does not see any disc at all, even after reinstalling it) and plugging in the Samsung in its place.
I mainly want a cd burner, for music (I am going to convert my cassettes to cd) and possibly a DVD or two.
I did try to look, didnt find anything, but is there just a device that does just the lightscribe? Like an external device of some sort? Then I could get a better burner (internal) and then just use the lightscribe when i want and being external I could put it towards the top of my desk within easy reach.
My current computer configuration (I know it is old, but still functions)
Motherboard: Intel D845EBG2
Processor: 2.67 gig
Maxtor Hard Drive 6Y080l0 (81.96GB)
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
Creative SB Audigy 2
PC2700 333mhz Ram - currently 2 512 sticks, going to upgrade to 2gig
Samsung CD-ROM SC-152A (used for general purpose)
Samsung DVD-ROM SD-816B (I dont think i have ever used it)
Plextor CD-R PX-W4824A (only got to burn a couple of times)
and so on with controllers, etc… not sure what else would be helpful
Or heavy sigh would I be better off just building a complete new machine… I have had this one since October (?) of 2002