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Old 07-12-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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Which DVD burners are compatible with what? It says IDE/ATA. Does that mean that it will work with Sata? It says OEM now what does that mean?
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
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I don't really understand your question. If it says ide/ata, then it wont work with sata. ide uses a ribbon cable, and sata uses some other, thin kinda, cable thingy

OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer.
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OEM means you get just the product, no manuals or anything. So in your case, you just get the DVD burner, and you'll have to get cables separately.

stuckinthecave posted a picture of a SATA cable. IDE/ATA cables look like this:
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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So to work with Sata it would have to say Sata and not / ATA?
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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Yeah, for example Here is a SATA burner randomly pulled from Newegg. Check the pictures to look at the connectors.

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Old 07-13-2007, 12:28 AM   #6
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Yes.
I'd actually recommend this SATA DVD burner. I have it, it's great:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151141
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