Trash ATA DVD drive?


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lmo

Aloha all. I just got a new Dell system with Vista. It has SATA on the MoBo.
My old system was IDE...ATA. I was hoping to use my old DVD-RW drive in the
new system. Is there a way, or am I SOL?
Thanks!
 
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Rock

lmo said:
Aloha all. I just got a new Dell system with Vista. It has SATA on the
MoBo. My old system was IDE...ATA. I was hoping to use my old DVD-RW drive
in the new system. Is there a way, or am I SOL?
Thanks!
That's a hardware issue, not a Vista OS one.
 
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Nicole & Tom

lmo said:
Aloha all. I just got a new Dell system with Vista. It has SATA on the
MoBo. My old system was IDE...ATA. I was hoping to use my old DVD-RW
drive in the new system. Is there a way, or am I SOL?
Thanks!
Very cheap to add ide via a board in a pci slot if you don't have one,
but nearly all motherboards still have it, because most optical drives
are still ide.

Tom


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Ken Blake, MVP

Aloha all. I just got a new Dell system with Vista. It has SATA on the MoBo.
My old system was IDE...ATA. I was hoping to use my old DVD-RW drive in the
new system. Is there a way, or am I SOL?


This is a hardware issue, not a Vista one, and properly doesn't belong
here. But since it's quick and easy to answer...

Most, if not all motherboards that support SATA *also* support IDE, so
using your old drive should be very easy.
 

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