SATA DVD burners coming next year

Posted on Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 0:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Industry sources write SATA will likely replace ATAPI as the mainstream interface standard for optical disc drivers in the second half of 2007.
SATA has been adopted for several DVD-burner models, such as the Sony AW-Q160S, Asustek DRW-1814BLT and DVD-E616A3T, the sources indicated. Samsung, Pioneer and the Taiwan-based Lite-On IT and BenQ will launch SATA DVD burners this quarter, the sources noted.

There are no technological barriers to OEM makers of DVD burners migrating from ATAPI to SATA, but popular adoption of the latter standard actually hinges on clients, the sources pointed out.
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