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Why the lack of Serial ATA optical drives? - PCstats.com Why the lack of Serial ATA optical drives?
Tue, July 04 2006 | 4:44PM | PermaLink Feedback?

ATI/nVIDIA's GPU Physics are not as good as the AGEIA's. The nVIDIA G80 is taped out and ready to go. Microsoft will not shut down yoru system in the Autum if you do not install its WGA software. The Inquirer has posted a valid rant about the lack of Serial ATA optical drives.

So, optical drive makers, all barring Plextor, have a terminal case of recto-cranial inversion. It can't just be me, I hear people bitching about this all the time. It can't be price. Most SATA HDs have a $5 price premium, and I would bet good money that it is just the manufacturers milking margins. How long will it be before IDE is more expensive? Still, the optical folk are doing the whole ostrich thing, and trying to, well, I don't know what they are trying to accomplish, but more sales are not part of it.

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