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Hardware compatibility issue - DVDROM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cchaplin1985, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. cchaplin1985

    cchaplin1985 Thread Starter

    Dec 6, 2011
    Okay, I am trying to connect my DVD-ROM to my motherboard on a build i'm working on and alas, there is nowhere for my IDE cable to connect to on the motherboard. I don't know if there is anything I can do to get this to work with what I have here, or am I going to have to get a new DVD-ROM?

    I'm using a Biostar A870U3 motherboard. and a standard lightscribe DVD-Rom which seems to only have an IDE slot and a couple of audio slots as well as the master/slave jumper
  2. ChRoNo16


    May 29, 2005
    you will need a new Sata DVD drive
  3. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    If no connection, the obvious is the case. You need a new drive or an adapter for IDE-to-SATA, and a power connector.
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