Identifying DVDrw drive types

  ardeebee 18:05 08 Jul 2011

I am thinking of replacing my existing DVDrw drive as it seems unreliable, but do not know whether it is a SATA or PATA/IDE type. Windows device manager identifies it as an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7201s5 SCSI CdR. This basic drive is available in both types but does the SCSI designation indicate that mine is the SATA model? If not, how can I determine the type, please?

  chub_tor 21:49 08 Jul 2011

Identify drive type

  chub_tor 21:53 08 Jul 2011

Well it looks as if the new link system has failed me, so just Google for the answer or Click" target="_blank">">Click Here

  chub_tor 21:54 08 Jul 2011

No that way doesn't work either, but I did find a way of showing you how to identify a drive from Google.

  ardeebee 23:30 08 Jul 2011

Re the reply from Lazarus The 2nd. Thank you for your reply but unfortunately it does not answer my problem. I had already found these 2 sites but the first site actually says that the drive is available in both SATA or PATA versions(Serial or Parallel ATA). The download offered from the 2nd site is specifically for the SATA version but is not compatible with my system spec.

  ardeebee 11:33 09 Jul 2011

Excellent. Thank you very much.Problem solved. I obviously didn't look down far enough - only got as far as the "Features" section. Thanks again.

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