ide to sata?

  toon_mad 18:56 10 Dec 08
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Hi, i have a dvdrw optical drive that uses the old big ide cables, but on my current p5n-e motherboard (soon to be upgraded) uses sata connections. for example my hard drive is connected via sata, and so is my samsung lightscribe drive. The problem is the lightscribe drive is slower at reading the disc, and i have this spare dvd drive which is much faster. i need this other drive connecting for better performance, but how can i connect it to sata, when the back of it is ide?

cheers

  chub_tor 19:03 10 Dec 08

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  sinbads 19:03 10 Dec 08
  DieSse 19:27 10 Dec 08

Your motherboard also has IDE connectors - use one of those.

click here

  toon_mad 22:29 10 Dec 08

is there any performance difference? i know sata hard drives perform slightly better in sata then ide, does that rule apply here?

  DieSse 23:35 10 Dec 08

If the drive is IDE it can only perform like an IDE drive.

It'll probably be faster on IDE than through an interface converter anyway.

  toon_mad 23:38 10 Dec 08

just ordered a abit ip35 motherboard, so im assuming that has a ide connector too, will try and hook it up that way then.

cheers

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