Am I right in believing that a DVD burner using SATA is going to be\nnoticeably faster in burning disks (given the same speed, e.g. 12X) than an\nIDE-based burner?\n\nIt's time I replaced my old burner because it's getting harder and harder to\ncoax the drawer open. It can take up to five minutes of clicking on "Eject"\nin the Windows context menu before the darned thing finally opens. I have\nthe ASUS-M3A motherboard which has SATA so I assume that I can get a\nSATA-based burner. (Correct me if I'm wrong!)\n\nHow many SATA devices will that board support? I already have two SATA hard\ndrives and intend to install a third SATA hard drive very soon so is a SATA\nburner even possible or will I have exhausted my SATA capacity at that\npoint?\n\nSorry, that may be a dumb question. I'm not a hardware guy and know almost\nnothing about SATA and IDE.