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Windows 7: Where to buy a CD/DVD drive for a Dell Dimension 3100c?

11 Mar 2013   #11
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Another option is to get one of these adapters and then buy one of the drives I linked to previously. SATA drives are very easy to find and likely cheaper than a IDE.
IDE ATA to HDD/DVD/CDROM 100/133 SATA Convertor Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics=

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11 Mar 2013   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Another option is to get one of these adapters and then buy one of the drives I linked to previously. SATA drives are very easy to find and likely cheaper than a IDE.
IDE ATA to HDD/DVD/CDROM 100/133 SATA Convertor Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics=
You seem to have linked to an IDE to SATA adapter. That's backwards; it would permit an IDE drive to connect to a SATA motherboard.

SATA-to-IDE adapters seem to exist. There are even some bidirectional one that can be used either way (IDE-to-SATA, or SATA-to-IDE). However, unless mangoh can't get an IDE drive for roughly the same price as a SATA one ($20US, at the moment), it could be an expensive way to risk compatibility issues.
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11 Mar 2013   #13
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You are right Bob, maybe this would work better.
HDE SATA to PATA/IDE Hard Drive Interface Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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