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I got me a nice SATA DVD Drive

Really easy cable work

That issue with DVD drives and OS was on older 780i EVGA boards with specific DVD burners (and one particular AsUS board) but all that was fixed
    
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The benefits of those SATA optical drives are really the aesthetics and practicality of it. There will be airflow and cable management bonuses due to the low profile cables. Do not go to SATA seeking better speeds via CDs and DVDs because they most likely perform similarly to the IDE ones. As mentioned before, these need a SATA power cable as opposed to a molex. Most issues with SATA optical have been worked out.

Get this if:
1. You have an open sata port.
2. You have a free sata power cable, or a molex to sata dongle
3. Are not paying a huge premium for the SATA optical drive.
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i do
i do
i'm not...

I'm not a DVD Burning junkie, so speeds don't matter a whole lot...once again, thanks for the thoroughness...
    
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