Uh-oh, you said "SATA". That poses problems. SATA is not as easy as it probably should be -- there are the various chipsets out there, some of which do not cooperate well with certain burners. VIA, NFORCE and JMICRON chipsets are among those with known problems. ICH9 Intel chipsets are fine. I don't have a complete list of what drive works with what burner -- this might be something that takes experimentation on your part.
Samsung and Pioneer are the two SATA drives that are suggested.
When it comes to IDE (parallel ATA) connections, Sony-branded Samsung drives, Samsung and Pioneer are suggested. Personally, I suggest the Sony DRX-840 (or older DRX-830) drives, or the Pioneer 112 or higher (115-116 are current models).
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There really is no benefit to SATA over IDE, for an optical burner, unless you just don't have an IDE connector.