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Old 18-08-2013, 12:29
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i am looking to buy a dvd writer for my pc everytime i get one from amazon it appears to be the wrong type . most of them are SATA dvds what i am seeking is the 4 pin power plug connection with the long id lead point connection,but i have appeared to of oredered dvd writers with slightly different power points,no good for my pc. any help here?
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:38
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you'll be after an IDE/PATA drive, quick glance on amazon & they seem more expensive than SATA ones as they are older tech so scarcer ..... a SATA to IDE/PATA adaptor could work too
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:56
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you'll be after an IDE/PATA drive, quick glance on amazon & they seem more expensive than SATA ones as they are older tech so scarcer ..... a SATA to IDE/PATA adaptor could work too
oh right ok , i guess i can get the adaptors on there too?
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Old 18-08-2013, 13:06
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Just buying another DVD-RW may not solve your issues in your other thread.

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1876971
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Old 18-08-2013, 13:10
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Are you sure the motherboard doesn't have a SATA connector or two? They look like this

http://www.buildeasypc.com/pics/sata_socket.jpg

Colour and layout may vary obviously. If so then just get a SATA data cable and power adapter (if there isn't one of each supplied with the drive)
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Old 18-08-2013, 13:21
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Just buying another DVD-RW may not solve your issues in your other thread.

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1876971
Are you sure the motherboard doesn't have a SATA connector or two? They look like this

http://www.buildeasypc.com/pics/sata_socket.jpg

Colour and layout may vary obviously. If so then just get a SATA data cable and power adapter (if there isn't one of each supplied with the drive)
i'll have to have a look at them
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Old 18-08-2013, 14:25
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A USB drive will make things simpler for you:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SE-2.../dp/B008X0TX0W

But as above, if you're expecting the drive to fix an existing burning problem, you might end up disappointed.
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Old 18-08-2013, 15:10
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A USB drive will make things simpler for you:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SE-2.../dp/B008X0TX0W

But as above, if you're expecting the drive to fix an existing burning problem, you might end up disappointed.
does the external just plugs into the back of the pc?
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Old 18-08-2013, 15:13
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does the external just plugs into the back of the pc?
Most just use USB, some need a power supply too.

Without labouring the point, what's wrong with your current DVD drive?
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Old 18-08-2013, 15:15
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Most just use USB, some need a power supply too.

Without labouring the point, what's wrong with your current DVD drive?
the current ones ok ,i want another one in another pc
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Old 18-08-2013, 18:00
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A SATA power to Molex (4 pin) adaptor is very cheap and reliable. - http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com...x+sata+adaptor

Although you can get SATA to IDE data adaptors they can be iffy in operation, and in my experience, may not work at all with DVD drives.

If your computer has SATA connections get a SATA drive and use a power adaptor.
If your computer doesn't have any SATA connections then shell out a bit extra to get an IDE internal drive (or USB external drive), rather than messing about with a data adaptor.
That's my advice.
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Old 19-08-2013, 02:49
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You can get IDE (PATA) DVD writers still for about 19, no problem (just about...).

Always research the model number exactly to make absolutely sure it's an IDE (PATA) one.

This Samsung DVD writer is OK.

http://www.cclonline.com/category/71...eslist/228001/
http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...dual-layer-ide
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Old 19-08-2013, 19:31
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You can get IDE (PATA) DVD writers still for about 19, no problem (just about...).

Always research the model number exactly to make absolutely sure it's an IDE (PATA) one.

This Samsung DVD writer is OK.

http://www.cclonline.com/category/71...eslist/228001/
http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...dual-layer-ide
i shall have a look at those when i get 5 mins
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