New pc with old CD Drive

  chaztait 19:15 25 Jul 07

Hi i have a new pc and want to put my old dvd re writer in it. but the new one only has cables that are red and smaller for data than my old pc.

can i get something to convert it?

  chaztait 19:35 25 Jul 07

anyone lol?

  Gongoozler 19:37 25 Jul 07

Hi chaztait. I suspect that the new PC has serial ATA (SATA) connections to the motherboard, but the old DVD writer is the older parallel ATA. It's quite likely that the motherboard also has a parallel ATA header on it. Compare this click here with this click here, or for the newer round Parallel ATA cables click here

  chaztait 19:38 25 Jul 07

the first link is wats in pc. second one is wats in old

  Totally-braindead 20:35 25 Jul 07

As Gongoozler has said, there should be an IDE port somewhere on the board and you can connect to that. IDE and PATA is different names for the same thing, look on your motherboard or in your manual for and IDE or PATA connector and connect to that.

  chaztait 20:54 25 Jul 07

got it!


up and running :)

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