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Old 01-29-2006, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question IDE vs. EIDE

I am looking to buy a DVD ROM drive. Yes just a cheap DVD. I seen one that I liked and it said it was an EIDE drive. I have an IDE. Will the EIDE drive work with my IDE. Is EIDE just a new technology or does it have different cables?
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No no problems, it will plug right in
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help. I can get that drive now.
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IDE = ATA = EIDE = PATA. These are all compatible with one another unless there's some obscure thing I haven't heard of.

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