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Hey ocn I know im at the dinosaur age for using IDE drives but currently its the only optical drive I have, I bought some rounded ide cables for my new build only to find later on that the mobo doesnt have the pata ports

Anyways my question is that by using a ide to sata converter like this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-IDE-SATA-2...item2eae8b877b will I have any problems? I dont really like using adapters or converters but the IDE drive I have is very reliable for my 'needs'. By the way its the Pioneer DVR-112d and the converter is sata 1.5


Thanks guys.
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A fiver plus postage for a converter... if you add another tenner you could go to a decent supplier for a new sata optical drive, they are seriously cheap as chips these days.
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A fiver plus postage for a converter... if you add another tenner you could go to a decent supplier for a new sata optical drive, they are seriously cheap as chips these days.
true but the pioneer is flawless for my needs and would still like to use it, on top of that I will be purchasing another optical sata drive soon, but back to topic lol will i experience any problems by using this converter?
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The converter is not ideal. I like to use a PCIe X1 card which provides a couple of Sata II connections as well as an IDE connection. I find they work very well in this instance and actually provide faster speeds then the onboard variety. This is also a great option to apply for existing P67 boards for individuals that need more sata III ports then there motherboard provides (Until the newly designed boards arrive with the corrected Sata II Chip)
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I was in the same boat with 2 older IDE optical drives (which I never really used much, it's now the age of the flash drive and Steam ). In the end I bought a single new SATA optical drive for $15.99 on sale at Newegg, free shipping too. It's not worth making the old ones functional IMHO.
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