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Need to install my new dvd writer on my dell dimension 9200 pc. The plugs are different. now what?

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I looked your system up and that system takes serial ata drives. Evidently the new drive you purchased uses the older PATA (also known as atapi, parallel ata, ata-133, etc) interface. This drive will not work in your system. You need to return it and specify you need a serial ata one.

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If the plugs are different most likely you bought a SATA drive. If your MB doesnt support SATA then there really isnt any use for that drive, i would return it and purchase an IDE drive, chances are thats what you have. Good Luck!!!

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