Both external and internal drives are made to meet cost targets. There is no known maker that will give you a drive they will stand behind for 4 or more years.
With that out of the way, get the USB. You'll find more use for it later.
And IDE drives are plentiful here in the USA. Amazon.com, Newegg.com, geeks.com, etc.
I need a new DVD-RW burner but can't find an IDE one.They're all SATA.
What can I do? The sales person told me I can't use an adapter for optical drives. Really? Is it so? Can't I just buy an adapter and forget about it ? I don't want to pay for anything more than an adapter.
My old pc is a clone with an Asrock P4i65G mother / Pentium 4 Northwood 2,26Ghz / 2 WD HD / XP SP3
I was almost decided to buy an USB external burner to use with my new
computer (and transfer the files from the old through wire) but I found several reviews of customers complaining about
them. Are the external drives less strong and reliable than internal ones? Do I need to worry about buying one?
My new pc is a HP Touchsmart 320-1020 with Win7 x64.