LG DVD Burner GSA-H62N SATA vs GSA-H50N IDE ReviewPosted on 2007-10-04 14:53:22 by Thomas De Maesschalck
Everything has come a long way since those days. One of those advances is the ATA connector called Serial ATA (SATA). IDE (also referred to as Parallel ATA) had a burstable data rate of 133MB/second, where as the first iteration of SATA had a burst rate of 150MB/second. More recently, SATAII doubled that, coming in at a whopping 300MB/second. With these numbers it should be clear to everyone that SATA blows IDE out of the water, but is that really the case? IDE drives are still being made; are they simply being grandfathered out or are they up to par? Let's find out together by taking a look at a couple of optical drives.