IDE dvd 40 pins to connect to SATA DVD writer

September 11, 2011 at 06:28:59
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September 11, 2011 at 06:34:33

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#2
September 11, 2011 at 07:56:53
I just bought a super multi dvd light-scribe SATA writer, and want to pair it up with my dvd IDE 40 pins drive player. How can i do the installation to pair them up. I've got a SATA slot on the motherboard as well. any help?

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#3
September 11, 2011 at 08:12:05
You do not pair SATA drives in the same way as you do PATA/IDE drives. The concept of Master/Slave does not exist with SATA drives, each drive operates independently of any other.

If you have a SATA slot on the motherboard, use it. It will operate a lot faster than using a IDE/SATA converter.

Stuart


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#4
September 11, 2011 at 09:09:12
ok. can i still do my normal application software installation from CD's on to my hard disk as usual through my new super multi dvd drive writer as usual?

2. Is it possible to pair the old IDE 40 pins dvd drive player to the SATA dvd writer through a Bi-directional IDE to SATA converter? Thanks.


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#5
September 11, 2011 at 10:11:16
Question one: Yes it would, No reason why it shouldn't.

Question Two: You probably can but it will cripple the speed of the SATA drive.

Stuart


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September 12, 2011 at 15:24:24
thanks Stuart. My dvd drive writer has just only 7&15 SATA slot at the back. Please how can i get it installed in my Dell Dimension 8300.

1. what cable do i need to get it installed and how?
much oblige.


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