I’m in the process of transferring my computer to a new case, and want to replace my pair of old IDE Lite-On drives (one reader, one burner) with a single SATA drive due to a lack of SATA ports on my motherboard (4 ports with 2 hard drives and 1 e-SATA port leaves 1 port available).
I’ve done some research and it looks like either the Sony Optiarc AD-7241S, or the Lite-On iHAS422 is the way to go.
However, while the Sony seems to be the better burner, the Lite-On seems to be the better reader, and I’m trying to decide which is the more important ability, reading or writing.
If I were going to install a pair of drives, my decision would be easy, one of each, but I’m at a loss given that I’m only going to be installing a single drive.
What would you recommend?