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External Usb Dvd Burner To External Ide Port


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#1 bruinator

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:40 PM

Hi Guys, Question for you guys. I was wondering if I bought an external USB dvd burner if I wanted to use it on on an external IDE port is there some sort og adapter that I could put on the end of the usb connector so I could connect it to a ide port on the back of a 8 year old computer?

I don't know if this is possible so I just through it out here to ask you guys. Please let me know if this is possible?

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:18 PM

I've never seen IDE ports on the rear of any system.

A much simpler solution would be to install a USB 2.0 card in the older system...and then connect the USB burner properly.

Sample vendor listing of such:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...ort=Price%20asc

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:24 PM

Are you confusing a parallel port with IDE?
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:41 PM

Are you confusing a parallel port with IDE?


Sorry, yes I believe I am. Is that possible to do? I am looking to do this the cheapest way.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:44 PM

I've never seen IDE ports on the rear of any system.

A much simpler solution would be to install a USB 2.0 card in the older system...and then connect the USB burner properly.

Sample vendor listing of such:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...ort=Price%20asc

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You have a very good point. Would this be the cheapest way to do this?

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 04:30 PM

Well...if you look at the link I posted, you will see that you can USB 2.0 capability to a desktop (we are talking desktop, aren't we?) for less than $10.

To install the card, all it takes is taking the cover off the desktop, inserting the card in a PCI slot...and then tightening one screw.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...10173505AATTUL7

IMO...cheap, easy, and additional capability...for $10.

In fact...the system may have USB 2.0 ports capability now...model and manufacturer, please?

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 04:45 PM

Compaq presario 7360 but I can tell you it doesn't

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 07:23 PM

According to [post="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?dlc=en&lc=en&product=94462&cc=us&docname=c00013978"]Specs for Compaq Presario 7360[/post] , it appears that you have two USB ports on the system.

They might be USB 1, rather than USB 2.0...I don't know.

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