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I am trying to install a gdr-8164b drive in my inspiron 531 but the connectors are different. How would i go about this, is there an adapter that is available?

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    Raul Wilfredo Mesias May 11, 2010

    Could you specify what those connectors are?

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Don't mind my clarification request.Here's my answer. Yes there is an available adapter or converter in the market, you have to ask for an IDE to SATA converter, you might also ask for a converter for the power supply of your gdr-8164b just in case it has a different connector also. The reason why the connectors are different is that the gdr-8164b that you're trying to install has an IDE plug (which is seen from old motherboards or some new ones) and the motherboard of your inspiron 531 only support SATA plugs or connectors. Hope this help :)

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Your drive is an LG gdr-8164b and is a IDE your computer is using for SATA drive which is different you need to change your drive to a SATA or get a PCI with a IDE

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