Can a sata drive work with an ide motherboard?
I have an older computer that I bought right before sata drives came out. I ordered a dvd/cd burner from the internet. Stupid me didn't even take into consideration if it was an ide drive. It isn't, it is a sata drive and my motherboard doesn't support sata, only ide. Is there anyway I can make a sata drive work with a non-sata motherboard? Does anyone sell adapter cables for this? I asked best buy and radio shack, but they don't carry anything like that. I looked on newegg and tigerdirect, but can't seem to find anything, unless I'm missing something. Not only don't I want to go through the hassle of returning it and buying an ide drive, but this drive only cost like $25. The cheapest ide on newegg's site, where I bought this one, is like $50 and I don't think this is worth it for a computer this old. So do some type of adapter cables exist for making this work, and if so, where do I find them?