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#1 azure_fantist

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:45 AM

Hi there
I wanted to buy an internal dvd writer for my desktop which is Acer, a pioneer brand but with 2 kinds of models. Then I found some terms regarding about the writer like which i do not understand at all, hopefully you people can help me with it. They are as follows:(pioneer)
- internal with IDE interface
- Multi Effect Liquid Crystal Compensator
- use SATA motherboard with SATA writer
(anyway what is SATA? Do i have to check my desktop have this SATA thing before I can make a purchase for it and how to check?)

Hoping to have the above doubts answered before I spend my money in buying this writer. I apologise if this is in the wrong section...

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:31 AM

IDE and SATA are two different interfaces that connect the device to your motherboard, the IDE is a long grey cable

http://www.gshop.com.au/images/ide_133_cable.jpg

and the SATA is a thinner Orange/Red cable

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/cooldrives/...ata-cable-2.jpg

Yes you need to ensure that your motherboard can support SATA as the cable will have to connect to it from the writer. what is the make/model of the motherboard?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:33 AM

I'm actually a computer noob. Have no idea about the model of my motherboard? Have anyways to check for it?

Edited by azure_fantist, 21 January 2008 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:52 AM

Run Belarc Advisor. It will give you a lot of details about your computer, including the motherboard.
It can be downloaded here: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html




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