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Dell Is Sata, I Have Ide


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#1 FlatLine1980

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:25 PM

O.k.. I got the Dell today.. I find out its SATA.. My mouth hits the floor.. I have a lightscribe drive that ain't sata.. Is this what i need?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16816132009

Help me out here.. Thanks..

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:29 PM

or this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16812206002

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:12 PM

Flatline, before you jump the gun, you need to find out if the Dell you have (post links for your particular product if possible) has an IDE connection. Most new MoBos will still have at least 1 IDE because optical drives haven't moved to SATA connections yet (I don't know why!!).

Additionally, we won't be able to recommend a card unless we find out what type of expansion slots are available for your PC(whether PCI or PCI express x1).

If worse comes to worst anyway, you will always be able to buy a 5 1/2" external optical drive bay that will connect by USB or FireWire to your PC - that way you will have a portable external DVD Lightscribe drive!
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:17 PM

zero ide.. I checked that.. I believe the Vertial Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16812206002 will take care of it.. YES NO??

Plus, its a E520 Dell..

Edited by FlatLine1980, 29 November 2006 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:31 AM

Yeah - took me a bit to figure out how it works! That will work for you.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:15 PM

zero ide.. I checked that.. I believe the Vertial Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16812206002 will take care of it.. YES NO??

Plus, its a E520 Dell..



I'm 95% sure that your new dell will have 1 on board IDE channel, the boards they use are based on the Intel D975XBX and these have 1 IDE channel so it's possible to run 2 IDE devices (master and slave).
If it was only sata i'm sure Dell would be marketing it as only sata, as not everyone these days have sata cd/dvd-drives and Dell would love to boast that on their home page!




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