IDE-DVD to SATA, or ATA133.
I'm considering connecting two IDE-DVD burners (adapted to SATA), to a SATA PCI card. The only two SATA ports on the mobo are connected to hard drives.
The mobo supports ATA133 Raid. (UltraATA) 4 ports.
Which is important, bandwidth or speed given the application, i.e. watching movies and burning disks.
I have no intention of upgrading the equipment to 300MB/s SATA.
In fact, Serial ATA does not entail any extra performance in and of itself - contrary to what is often propagated in innumerable marketing brochures. At the current maximum 150 MB/s, only the interface itself offers a good deal more bandwidth than UltraATA at 133 or 100 MB/s. But there are still no drives that can approach the maximum bandwidths of the UltraATA standard.
Anyone solely interested in fast transfer speeds can continue to do without Serial ATA - unless you're dealing with a Western Digital hard drive with 10,000 rpm.
In bold, the "interface itself" offers etc bandwidth...... no drives....approach the maximum bandwidths of the UltraATA standard. How do they differ, in what respect, the sentence is not clear?
And while I think of it, having already converted two IDE hardrives to SATA, was it worth the trouble (plug-in adapters).