Need To Convert IDE to a Sata DvdRW

  skempf85 04:12 20 Mar 2009

I have an old old pc which uses IDE Cables/Connections and i bought a new DVD-RW, i didnt notice i need SATA cables, i looked for converters but they looked like they wouldnt work or maybe im just too dumb :). Anyway what is a good idea to convert my IDE cable to connect to the SATA DvdRW? Thanks

  mole44 06:32 20 Mar 2009

have you looked at Maplins site

  Taff™ 06:53 20 Mar 2009

click here or click here You`ll need the Sata to IDE converter and one for the power. Adding the two together would be more than the cost of the DVD Drive - I suggest you just return it and get the right one!

  jimv7 10:28 20 Mar 2009
  ambra4 10:33 20 Mar 2009

SATA to IDE Dongle

click here

  Taff™ 09:02 21 Mar 2009

All good options but not as cheap as swapping the drive. Ambra - picture on your link isn`t very good. I assume that device just clips into the Sata connector on the DVD Drive and allows the IDE ribbon Cable to be attached. If so would you need a separate power converter or do the drives have the option of the Molex connector for that?

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