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what do I do with my dvd-rw my new motherboard doesn't have ide ata

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Ubuntusario, Oct 4, 2012.

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    You buy an IDE to SATA connector, or you buy a SATA DVD-R drive. I'd go for the latter as they are quite inexpensive. IDE has been phased out.
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    Ide died welcome to 2012. Buy a $20 sata drive.
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    Agreed... sell the IDE CD/DVD to someone and order yourself a nice fresh SATA CD/DVD.
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    Yeah an ide to sata adapter is about $5 shipped and who knows how long that drive will last....So you might as well buy a $17 sata drive that'll be about 8x faster...
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    considering those adapters technically can be slower or even fail at times, plus im not sure if those adapters work in AHCI mode
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    Alternatively you can ditch the optical drive, you can do almost everything without them now.
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    Think Blu

    Sounds like a good excuse to buy a BluRay drive - having the best and fastest and most useless hardware is all part of the fun. Maybe one day blank BD-R discs will be priced reasonably and you could actually use it for storage. Until then at least you'd have bragging rights for your $75!
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    LOL i was on the same boat, just found a decent sata one on newegg for about 18bucks on sale with the promo code.
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