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Installation Of New Cd + Dvd Rw Drives That Have Sata Hookups But Motherboard Has Ide Cables/connections (windows Xp System/hp Computer-2004)

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#1 Hey4Horses


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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:08 PM

:thumbsup: I recently purchased 2 Lite-On CD+DVD+R DL W/ Lightscribe drives to install into my computer but do not have cables to support the SATA Data and Power connections that these new devices have. My motherboard has IDE connections and cables. Should I replace my motherboard? Is there some kind of adapter(s) I can use for these items or no? :huh: If I should replace the motherboard (what's a good brand to buy?), what else would I have to replace and what brands are better to buy? I can have a professional install this stuff if needed but would rather do it myself. Please let me know what I can do.
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#2 garmanma


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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:30 PM

You can purchase a SATA controller card
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