I wonder why internal optical drives are equipped with a SATA interface. Why not USB 2.0 or 3.0 instead?
USB provides a transfer rate high enough and using USB to connect an optical drive would save a SATA port for another disk.
Why is this SATA port wasted for a comparably slow optical drive? I am looking for an internal optical drive that is connected via USB. Anyone knows?
@raw_noob made it pretty clear here at superuser: Will external USB DVD writer perform same like Internal SATA DVD Writer?