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Old 02-04-2008, 03:38 AM   #1
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Hey there,

I have a nice SATA DVD Burner that is unfortunately as I said, SATA. I only have 2 SATA ports on my mobo and both are slobbered up by my two HDD's. So, I was thinking to use the drive using USB 2.0 (I am buying a $8 USB PCI card that has 1 internal USB port so I can hook it up without anything external). It'd be slower, sure, but, it's just a DVD Burner, I don't intend to use it a ton but it WAS a gift. Newegg doesn't seem to have what I'm looking for... or does it? Can anyone help me with this? I need a simple cord, put in the DVD Burner, connect it all up, take the SATA to USB cord, take it, plug it into the internal USB port and BAM, use that to power the drive. Can anyone help, find me anything suitable, or, is there a better idea than using a SATA to USB converter? If so, what, and can you link me to a suggested product(s)?

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Old 02-04-2008, 04:35 AM   #2
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Do you have an IDE controller on your mobo? You can try and use this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812206001
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Uh... I'm not sure. I use a Dell Dimension 4600i. Any other responses.............?
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Do you have an IDE controller on your mobo? You can try and use this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812206001
that's a band aid fix. get yourself a 30 dollar IDE dvd burner from newegg so you don't have to run all these BS fixes. if your computer has no optical drive you might want to add an IDE cable to the order as well.
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i'd say sel the burner and get a ide one. you will have extra money ahter that too
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that's a band aid fix. get yourself a 30 dollar IDE dvd burner from newegg so you don't have to run all these BS fixes. if your computer has no optical drive you might want to add an IDE cable to the order as well.
I was under the impression that the guy wanted to keep his current burner.
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I was under the impression that the guy wanted to keep his current burner.
Exactly. What inconsiderate, awful person sells gifts?
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Get a sata expansion card for pci or pci-e if you have it. Belkin or SiiG.
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