Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:05 AM
Hello everybody: I need an answer to the following problem.
I have a Gateway 835GM PC
XP Pro media center
Pentium 820 D Processor
Intel [Big Lake] 945G Motherboard
I just ordered two new optical drives for my PC from Newegg. I believe I might have ordered the wrong type of drives.
Lite-On iHAS120-08 SATA
ASUS DRW-20B1ST SATA
I need to know the following: I haven't received the order yet. Should I try and cancel, or if received, return the drives for IDE units.
Or is there a way to install the SATA drives in my PC without any major problems.
I was told my PC can use either type of drive. However, looking inside the case after the fact, I see my present drives are connected by IDE cable.
Is there an adapter available that I could use, or would it just be easier to return the SATA drives and order IDE compatible drives.
I would appreciate an answer on what would be the best way to proceed.
Once again, hello everybody. I await your advise.