Will optical drives be going SATA too....

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mooblie
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...or maybe IDE will remain, as a slower speed interface for them?

Thinking about it, SATA's got be cheaper, with much cheaper socketry and cabling - once the interface chips hit the sweet spot for volume, hence I assume SATA will become the new standard for all internal connections?

Anybody got any information/predictions?

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there are sata dvd drives already ....... google and words 'sata dvd drive' will give you info

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Doh! :)

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thats ok , i tripped over one recently in a question someone else was asking , and only then did i realise they were available.

not sure there is much advantage , as sata is great ( allegedly ) for hard-drives , and pata is more than fast enough to handle dvd-writing

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Cheaper to manufacture, I 'spose, like using 12mbps USB for keyboards! You've got to type some, to outrun even USB!

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