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Sata and IDE issues optical drive new mobo

I just bought a gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 mobo and completely forgot about my optical drive that uses IDE.

The new mobo only has Sata connectors.

What can I do ? I can't install windows in the meantime without my optical drive :(.

So disappointed can't use it tonight ! Lol
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  1. antiglobal said:
    You will just have to buy SATA optical drive. They are cheap anyway, and programmed to last certain amount of working hours so you have to keep buying them...


    Many thanks ! Can you find any cheap on Walmart.com? I would run down there now and get one
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    You could just buy a IDE to SATA converter, that should set you back less than a new drive.

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTD6AvK70u0RX5C9PoW2sfqr0DhILPHfrR5ISrcBskaf4hzl2Jd
  3. antiglobal said:
    I don't know about Walmart, I live in Serbia, and here the optical drives cost 20 - 25 dollars.


    Ahh , okay ! Thanks though

    I am also curious what these converters are called, I'm having a hard time finding them on the Internet.

    Money is tiiiiight, so preferably I'd like to buy a converter, assuming that a converter (whatever it's called) is cheaper than buying a new drive , which I don't want to do if it's more expensive xD
  4. chriscornell said:
    You could just buy a IDE to SATA converter, that should set you back less than a new drive.

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTD6AvK70u0RX5C9PoW2sfqr0DhILPHfrR5ISrcBskaf4hzl2Jd


    Thanks for the picture ?! XD

    I think you accidentally mislinked?
  5. highc1157 said:
    chriscornell said:
    You could just buy a IDE to SATA converter, that should set you back less than a new drive.

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?

    I think you accidentally mislinked?





    What I mean is what is that called? I don't see any Info on the page , just a pic g
  6. I just linked to an image so you could get the idea of the product in question ;)
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