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Dvd burner do i buy burner with sata or ide?

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Hello, I have heard both good and bad about SATA burners. The good is they are faster burning a CD or DVD. The do run cooler and because of the smaller SATA power and Data cables(Compared to the wide ribbon Cables) there is better air flow in case. I use a ASUS SATA lightscribe DVD-RW CD-RW Multi recorder. I just built a Computer less than a month ago and I have both SATA and IDE Hard drives installed and have been very happy with Performance. I would use SATA for as many devices as possible. It is the future, for a while anyway until someone comes up with something faster. Hope this helps.

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D945gtp how to connect cd-rom hardware


1) IDE {PATA} DVD burner drive:

For an IDE { PATA } DVD burner, connect to the 40-pin IDE header on the motherboard. This is located to the right side of the Ram Memory slots.
It is the longer header that has 40 contact pins. {39 actually}

( The shorter connector on the motherboard is for a Floppy Drive.
{34 pins} It is above the IDE 40-pin connector )

NOTE*
The IDE connector on the motherboard should be keyed. Should have a cutout on one side. This is so the Number 1 pin in the flat IDE ribbon cable, will line up with Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector.

Some flat IDE ribbon cables, do not have a Locating Lug on the connector. (Small rectangular 'bump')

Number 1 pin on the IDE ribbon cable will be on the side that has a faint RED stripe on it.

Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector is at the Bottom, with the motherboard installed.

The side of the flat ribbon IDE cable that has the faint red stripe on it, goes DOWN, when installed in the motherboard connector.

If the DVD drive does not have a cutout for it's circuit board, the faint red stripe of the flat ribbon IDE cable, goes towards the power cable connection.

2) SATA DVD burner drive:
You have 4 Serial ATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard.
Your SATA harddrive should be plugged into the SATA1 header.

You can choose any open available SATA header, to plug your SATA DVD burner drive into.
BIOS will see it once you turn the computer on.

3) If you somehow have been using an IDE {PATA} harddrive, and have it connected to your IDE connector on the motherboard, you SHOULD not use a DVD drive on that flat IDE ribbon cable, also.

BIOS has to find which device has the Operating System on it, (Windows), and then hand the computer over to the Operating System.

To state again, BIOS will look at both devices connected to that flat ribbon cable. The Harddrive, and the DVD drive.
It will then determine that the Harddrive, is the device that has Windows on it, not the DVD drive.

This slows the computer down, and could result in a blue screen.

If you have an IDE harddrive plugged into the motherboard, it would be best to use a SATA DVD drive.


For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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joecoolvette

May 28, 2012 | Intel D945GTP Motherboard

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How do i no if my computer is ide or sata wana purchase a dvd burner bt unsure on what 1 2 get


this will depend on HARD DRIVE whether ide the ide will have 40 pins or sata the sata will have 8 copper slat type also PSU power supply unit ide or sata power connecters these days they usually supply both next MOTHERBOARD if has ide and sata plugs the ide will be a flat ribbon type with 40 pin plug ends the sata will be 8 copper slat type usually a bit thicker
hope this helps

May 10, 2011 | Motherboards

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I have a an INTEL Motherboard Model DH55HC. I am installing a basic Internal DVD writer (DVR-A18M) Interface ATA/ATAPi-7. I have the power cable from the POWER SUPPLY in the correct plug. I attach the...


That motherboard doesnt support ATA it supports upto 6 SATA devices which is actually better and faster. You will need to take your DVD/RW back and ask to swap for a SATA and also make sure you buy a SATA cable and good thing is these are actually cheaper and faster. Its actually a very nice motherboard dont be disappointed. Cheers from Scott and plz vote

Jan 24, 2011 | Intel DH55HC Motherboard

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8 days ago I purchased Intel dg45id mobo/core2duo proc/2-ddr2 4gb mem & 600w pwr. I then had to get an adapter for monitor(vga to DV1-1) & a IDE controller PCI card to use my CD & DVD burners....


I'm sorry but I would give up. You could buy a SATA to IDE converter, SATA disks, or use USB to IDE. You could buy PCI express cards for the display or IDE or buy a monitor with HDMI input. All these options are going to cost more than the motherboard. If you want to keep it bite the bullet and buy a monitor with HDMI (hp do some reasonable ones) and at some point then replace your discs with SATA

Aug 21, 2009 | Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard

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DVD burner not recognized


This burner has some type of virtual software built into the drive called "Bluebirds". Bluebirds is advertisement linked to the LG website to get you to buy more LG products. If you choose not to install the software you will be prompted to install it every time you close the drive door. If you install it you get the tray icons pointing to more LG products. If you remove it from the startup it adds itself back to the startup every time you close the drive door.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Host_Controller_Interface

Jul 27, 2009 | Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus Motherboard

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ASUS P5QC does not detect any devices... I have a HD and a DVD hooked up. The jumpers are set to normal but they are connected to the MB with one cable. Does it need to be a master slave setup?


Yes, since you are using two IDE drives on One flat ribbon cable, you need to set the harddrive as a Master drive, and the optical, (DVD), drive as a Slave drive.

When two IDE drives are installed on one cable, BIOS needs a way to find the drive that has the O/S, (Operating System), then the optical drive.

Would recommend you buy a SATA optical drive, as soon as you can afford it. SATA DVD burners aren't that expensive.
Your motherboard is set up for SATA, and SATA is WAY faster than IDE. (IDE is also referred to as EIDE, ATA, and PATA)

Then of course a SATA harddrive, and a fresh genuine copy of Windows in the future.
SATA doesn't care where you plug in a drive, and doesn't care which drive connects to what SATA header. It will find that drive. You can connect any SATA drive, to ANY SATA header on the motherboard.

Having two IDE drives such as an IDE harddrive, and an IDE optical drive on the same cable, S-L-O-W-S your computer down! BIOS has to look to see which drive has the O/S first, then it will look for the optical drive.

Thought I would include two links that tell you, and show you how to set jumpers on the jumper pins, on an IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive,
1.Harddrive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbboeMO7b8&feature=related
2.Optical drive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lldXwgPabhE&feature=channel

Should my solution have helped you, feel free to rate it.

Jul 13, 2009 | ASUS P5QC Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket...

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Ecs 6100sm-m mobo connections


you have a few options

1) buy a sata harddrive (faster then ide), use the ide for the second harddrive (backup) and cd/dvd rom

2) buy a sata cd/dvd rom use the ide on both harddrives (1 set to slave)

3) depends on your budget, buy a sata drive + sata cd/dvd rom so your main drive is on sata (faster than ide) then you only have your second drive as your backup drive on ide.

i had the same problem when i rebuilt mine, i went for the seperate harddrive and cd/dvd rom and my 320 gb ide as my backup drive

sorry to jump on this post aswell, see what others think

Mar 16, 2009 | EliteGroup ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0)...

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Dvd drive replacement


Get a PATA also called IDE drive.They are cheap and will work great in your box.You don't need the speed of SATA for a DVD drive.Even though they make SATA drives. Pata's data tramsission rareis much faster than even the fastest DVD. You have a four device potential for you IDE on your motherboard and only a two device potential for your SATA. Save the second SATA port in case you want to add a second hard drive some day

Nov 28, 2008 | Abit NF8-V Pro Motherboard

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Computer won't recognize sata dvd burner


is jumpers on corect cant u just use ide cable instaed u said your going from ide to sata cable ?

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