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Intel P965 and Windows Vista to boost SATA optical drives adoption

Posted on Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 00:28:02 CET by

Have you already seen any Serial ATA DVD drives or burners? Well I haven't but it looks like Intel's P965 chipset and Windows Vista should boost the adoption of SATA optical drives.
Following LG, Plextor, Sony and Taiwan-based Asustek, Pioneer and Panasonic as well as Taiwan-based Lite-On IT will soon offer DVD-ROM drives or DVD burners equipped with SATA interfaces, the sources indicated.

Because retail prices of SATA DVD drives or burners are 20-30% higher than those for ATAPI models with the same functions, many OEM/ODM clients have not adopted SATA for the time being, the sources noted. ATAPI is expected to remain as the mainstream standard in the first half of 2007, but Intel's P965 chipset and Vista are expected to increase the proportion of DVD drives using SATA, the sources pointed out. <:blockquote>



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