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i need a slimline cd drive for a desktop

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#1
im in need of a slimline cd drive but it has to be ide and work with a desktop. Ive seen a few but i dont no if there desktop compatible. Will a ide laptop drive work with desktop without needing any adapters?
 
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no its needs to be ide. Will then devices work with desktops? thanks
 

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You will need an adaptor to use an IDE slim line drive with a desktop.
 
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are all ide drives just made for laptops?
 
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That link I sent you will convert the laptop drive to IDE... you connect the drive to the 50 pin then a IDE cable from the convertor to the IDE port on the motherboard... will work just like a regular CD-ROM ... what kind of case is it going into?
 
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its for the nes pc im building. Problem is it wont boot up without a cd drive plugged into the mobo and it only has ide ports. Now i dnt have the time before i leave for uni nor the money to buy a slimline drive an adapter just to find out it wont work. But then again if all slimeline drives only connect to laptops then in that case ill have to go the adapter route. But if theres slimline drives that hook upto desktop's directly id rather go for that option. sorry i should have been a bit more descriptive :D
 

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You got room for a PCI card in there, if so could pick up a PCI SATA card if you want to go the route that you know will work 100%. But if you got a PCI-E 1x then going with something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815287003

Which is tiny, it's a half bracket thats on that card, that thing would take up literally no space. But I assume you have no PCI-E 1X as you don't have SATA. Either way I suggest this route, going with the laptop adapter and slim most likely would be a bit cheaper though.
 
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well i have one except it dont work with the board but thanks. Im gonna get the adapter as it really cheap test it on my laptops cd drive if all works then ill buy the cd drive but thanks for the help