Conclusion: Although there is a major jump in the data rate from IDE to SATA, these tests showed that it is not a huge overall improvement. One major benefit to SATA over IDE, I would have to say, is they got rid of Molex connectors. Anyone who has cut their fingers open or smashed their knuckles on their case fighting with a Molex connector can sympathize with me. Although the times didn't differ too much, for the most part SATA did win in almost every test.
Pros: Faster speeds, Lower CPU usage, Cleaner looking case, Easy instalation, Software package that is included has very useful applications
Cons: Does not come with Molex-to-SATA power cable converter
Summary: LG's GSA-H62N Serial ATA optical drive comes in black and beige, and supports all three DVD standards (DVD-/+R and
DVD-RAM). Dual layer media is handy if you like to burn videos onto DVD, or want to back up a collection of family digital photos.
Conclusion: With the DVD+RW Alliance announcing the specifications of 12x and even 16x DVD+R DL in the near future, it seems that the DVD scene is not as quiet as those pushing High Definition (HD) formats would hope. As usual, the chicken and egg problem of technology rears its head, with DVD writing technology apparently much faster than the actual market availability of the media.
Conclusion: LG proves itself to be one of the leading manufacturers in the optical storage market and has a real winner in the GSA-H62N. This optical storage drive produced some of the best burns of any drive, and what makes it all the more remarkable is that many were at 16X and 18X burning speeds. Starting at the top, the drive is not the best CD reader when it comes to defective media, and this is probably its only weak point.
Pros: Excellent burning quality, Supports the booktype feature, Fast DVD reader, Good software bundle (Nero Express, InCD, PowerProducer & PowerDVD), Excellent DVD error correction mechanism, SATA interface
Cons: Doesn't support overburning, Not very good CD error correction