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Old 07-21-2005, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Will it cause me any grief to use an IDE DVD-ROM instead of a more expensive SATA drive? Just trying to find the cheapest solution but wanted to make sure the IDE and SATA controllers wouldn't conflict in any way.
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Old 07-21-2005, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Might as well stay with the times, if you can afford the SATA, go with it.

& to answer your question, No, it shouldn't be a problem/
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well it owuld be cheaper to get a normal ide drive then buy a 20$ adapter to go to sata. the cheapest sata cd drive is like over 120$ i beleive last time i checked
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I dont know why you guys are suggesting adapters and SATA DVD-ROMs.

There is no good reason to go and spend money on a SATA DVD-ROM or even a burner.

If more airflow is required, then you can get round IDE cables.

And, to answer the original question: You will not encounter any problems by adding an IDE CD/DVD-ROM/RW/etc while you use a SATA HD. In fact, I am on my computer now, which has a SATA HD and an IDE DVD-RW.
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thanks for the help. definetely will go with the cheaper product.
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