They are just DVD drives, but they connect to the motherboard via Serial ATA cables instead of the typical Parallel(spelling?) ATA ribbons.
sry if i worded my other post wrong. Im not good at explaining things.
Alot of newer hard drives use SATA to connect to the mother board. Like these
Its supposed to offer faster data transfer speeds than PATA
I was asking why these arent commonly used in DVD/CD drives.
I found a couple (The ones in the first link), but i thought maybe there was a reason they havent been widely accepted.
Basicaly i wanted to know if i should stick with a PATA (IDE) interface or look for a drive that utilizes SATA.
Hope that helped.
Sorry if i didnt explain it well enough.
Thanks for any and all help.