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Windows 7: IDE to SATA for DVD Drive

20 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64
IDE to SATA for DVD Drive

I have 2 dvd drives (IDE) from a dead computer.
I would like to be able to use them in my current computer (SATA)

I keep trying to find an adapter that plugs in to the dvd drive and allows it to plug in to the Molex power adapter.

This page explains it but gives no link to find it.

How to Install an IDE DVD Burner in a SATA |

Anyone know where I can get it?



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20 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

Honestly, you can get a really good SATA DVD Drive for about $15-20....I'd just go that route.

Here is the one I got for my - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - CD / DVD Burners
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20 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Honestly, you can get a really good SATA DVD Drive for about $15-20....I'd just go that route.

Hi Kelly,

I thought I might be able to use them, but I'll probably just replace them.

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21 Oct 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

To answer your question: - BYTECC IDE Adaptor IDE to SATA Converter For Drive

But I agree with kbrady. Why spend 12 bucks on an adapter when you can get a new drive for 18?
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21 Oct 2012   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

I tried this adapter approach a while back when I built a new PC, which did NOT have any IDE ports, and thought I could reuse the old DVD drives. And, while the adapters did work, from the standpoint of being able to recognize and use the drives, the PC could not boot from any disks in those drives.

Spent the money (a LOT less than I paid for the IDE DVD drives) and bought new SATA drives. Think that they cost less than $20 apiece!
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