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X58 and IDE CD-ROM drives.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CDdude55, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I have noticed on the EVGA X58 board that there is no IDE in the normal placement for a CD-ROM drive. So does the CD-ROM drive have to be SATA?

    I see there is an IDE port below the mobo power connector, but isn't that only for the old school HDD's? (can that take CD-ROM's to?). In the manual it only mentions connecting IDE HDD's, but no mention of CD-ROM drives.
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  2. erocker

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    Any IDE port should work but I would suggest getting a SATA optical drive regardless.
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