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<< model number of external hard drive
<<model number of actual drive once i took it apart.

so im building a rig and i want to use this lite on drive i have laying around and i dont know what connection it uses. all i know is it uses a molex power connector. i have an asrock z77 extreme 3 motherboard. will it connect to this? if not what drive should i get? i need one that can burn movies and music on to dvd or cd disks. thanks.

also, im in highschool so i don't come into alot of money. if i need a new drive ( i know some use a sata connection) can you recommend a good cheap one.
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Its an old IDE drive. Your board does not have an IDE port on it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Ive used this drive on more builds than i can count no issues
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Well ... You are that young to not know a IDE drive tongue.gif
I only have 1 DVD drive below and i use it just to get Windows and MS Office installed and that's all
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136259
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You could also get a converter, but it's not worth the money. Just buy a new drive. Besides, optical drives typically only last a couple of years and IDE was almost completely phased out around 2007.
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