CAN I USE SPARE SATA PORTS TO INSTALL A DVD WRITER

  SANAP 09:10 04 Dec 2008
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I have a DELL 9150 bought Dec 05 and it has 4 sata ports 2 used for HDD's. I need a new dvd writer and I have ordered one that has sata connections however on reading the manual it says "connect cd/dvd drives to ide cable" But as that was back in 05 can I assume the sata can now be used! It may have meant the motherboard was made for RAID hdd's so I may be scuppered.

A quick answer would get me sorted. All the dvd writers I looked at were sata.

sanap

  lofty29 09:14 04 Dec 2008

Sata is just a type of IDE the same as Pata is or more properly Eide, Different data and power cables.

  Technotiger 09:14 04 Dec 2008

Yes, SATA DVD can be connected to spare SATA Port.

  SANAP 09:20 04 Dec 2008

oh thank you. i can go back to bed now.

sanap

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