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My computer has a old school PATA (ide) DVD burner that works fast and great, really it is the only thing I've not updated over the years. is there any advantage to upgrading to a Sata DVD drive.

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closed as off topic by random Jul 1 '11 at 18:03

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Most new motherboards no longer include IDE controllers. But until you make that leap, your old IDE burner will do fine. – Joel Coehoorn Jul 1 '11 at 18:18
Clarified the question and removed text that made it look like a shopping question, consider voting to re-open this question. – Moab Jul 1 '11 at 19:37
IDK about this one... look at the answer it has already generated. It basically states if you like the way it looks and feels keep it... I can't see this question attracting any quality answers, I can't in good faith vote to reopen this. – Not Kyle stop stalking me Jul 1 '11 at 19:51
@J.Taylor: Please read the FAQ, this is not a forum but a site for questions based on actual practical problems. The technical specifications of PATA and SATA are listed online, comparison of both standards is not so hard... – Tom Wijsman Jul 1 '11 at 23:12

If you are happy with your old one, the way it looks, and if fits into your new computer connector-wise, then the answer if that it is fine, and you could spend the money better elsewhere.

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