|Then you might be better off exchanging it for an IDE unit. |
BTW, there is no inherent advantage to SATA optical drives. The MBoard and chipset manufacturer's are migrating away from IDE so sometimes it makes sense to go with SATA optical. I have 3 open SATA ports and still elected to use an IDE when I needed a new burner. SATA optical are fraut with problems.
If you find you can't exchange the drive you may be able to get an adapter. Exchange would be better. Adapters aren't all that reliable either.